Breathe Acts: Secret Hundred
I still had the $602 that I had been given. I was looking for ways to help people with it.
I found my pastor on Wednesday and said, “Can you make sure this gets to the Petersons, please- they need it.” I handed him a stack of 20s adding up to $100. “I’d give it to them myself but I don’t want them to think of me whenever they need a bailout. I’d rather just stay their friend. The pastor nodded and asked, “Randy and Sarah Peterson? Yes I will make sure they get it.”
I was praying with Randy and Sarah this week (we try to do 10 minutes of morning prayer several times a week) and Randy asked me, “Did you give Pastor Tim $100 to give to us?”
I replied, “Someone gave you $100? Wow! That’s cool.”
“Yeah, you’re the only one that we’ve told about our money situation. You and Sarah’s sister, but we just want to be able to thank the person.”
“Wow, cool.” I said. “Maybe they just thought you needed it. Well it seems like the giver must be getting enough satisfaction by giving it that they don’t need to tell you who they are. I’d say just pass on the blessing somehow to other people.”
The giver did get enough satisfaction by just giving it, but there was even more satisfaction in hearing their baffled gratitude.