When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood. But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table. For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing. ~Luke 22:14-23 NASB
Homeless Man ‘What Can I Get for $0.50?’–Boy’s Answer Is Wise Beyond His Years
Everyone working in the hospitality industry knows how gruelling it can be. Careless customers who are somehow “always right,” have bad attitudes or absolutely no manners, and the list goes on.
But after hearing this story, it got us thinking… How joyful could every industry be if they had more employees like Matthew Resendez?
It all happened on a regular day at Burger King, when a homeless man walked into the fast food restaurant Matthew works at. The man strolled in wearing scruffy clothes and looked untidy.
None of that stopped Matthew from treating the man like he treats everyone else – as a human being.
With some change in his hand – 50 cents in total – he asked Matthew if there was anything on the menu he could buy.
Knowing that the man, unfortunately, would not be able to afford anything on the Burger King menu, Matthew answered a question with question.
He asked the man what he would purchase if he could, to which he responded that anything would help his aches and pains.
Time and again, employees or managers kick homeless people out of establishments with little to no dialogue. Whether it’s some food or kind words they’re looking for, those generous acts can go a long way.
Already, Matthew’s story of kindness has reached millions and we hope it reaches millions more! It’s stories like this one that keep us hopeful for the world and younger generations.