Let’s imagine it’s early in the morning and you’re on your way to work. You’re probably at your grumpiest time of the day. To change the attitude you stop at the local Starbucks for a cup of coffee. But what you get is a little more.
Bert has taken to sketching the regulars who come in each morning on coffee lids. Some he points out fondly by name. His warm infectious outlook on life is quite moving. Although the 70 year old artist was recently diagnosed with terminal oral cancer he’s not letting it dampen his mood. Bert has hopes of returning home to his native Italy. It all started with decorating a Christmas tree. And for decorations he used what he had, coffee lids he had drawn faces on.
Now some of those faces are responding in kind to this infectiously spirited person with a zeal for life. Some are moved happily by tears, others are filled with laughter and smiles. And others still are so affected by him they are seeking a way to establish a fund to get Bert back home to Italy.
Watch the video of Bert as he touches the people around him with his ability to communicate love, hope and a good simple life.
Let brotherly love continue.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Hebrews 13:1-3 (KJV)
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:1-3 (NIV)
How positively contagious can you be in your community?