I saw a Buddhist monk on the beach road this morning. I had seen him before but today was a little different, I saw Thai people approaching him with offerings, not normally money but food and other stuff.
I know the Thai people greatly respect Monks and older people. Anything you give to a Monk is all for the greater good. They share everything with the poor.
As I was taking all this in I was walking past him and thought next time I will offer him a few bob. I am glad it worked that way because a little further on I saw an old Thai lady eating waste food from a wheelie bin. She had obvious mental and physical disabilities. I said good morning in Thai and walked on. A little later as I was walking back I saw her again, still eating from the bin. Just to digress slightly I always carry some change with me on my walks to buy some water and a Danish which I drink and eat on my way back. That’s my breakfast taken care of. My Freemason generosity kicked in and I gave her all the money I had. Not much to me but to her enough for the day at least. Maybe the Great G will look down on me today with favour and ensure that today at least, I will not be taken out by some mad Thai on a speeding scooter.
Maybe you would like to share this for me at the next Lodge practice so they all know that I am being a good boy and all their guidance and Masonic teachings aren’t going to waste.