This story will warm you better than a coffee in a cold winter day !
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we're approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter
: 'Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three 'suspended' They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: 'What are those 'suspended' coffees ?' 'Wait for it and you will see' Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and
four 'suspended'. While I still wonder what's the deal with those 'suspended' coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man
dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks 'Do you have a suspended coffee ?'
It's simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in
Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.
For COWARDS the world appears as a threatening and dangerous place, they hold on to a false sense of "security" by not taking on challenges or risks...yet becoming victims of their own
selfishness, building this way an Spiritual Prison for themselves...
Then again there are some of us who risk being judged, criticized, outcast ,for daring to act our beliefs...we are aware that part of our purpose is to do something for the world...so moved by
FAITH we make of our dreams a reality...from moment to moment...
my challenge to you all: Dare to be a PROTAGONIST in your own life rather than than a mere Spectator!!!!