A few days ago, my attention was caught by this small news item on MSNBC.com. I almost didn’t read it and was about to skip it when the awesomeness of the truth hit me.
I said a silent prayer for the unknown man and thanked God for bringing about a change in the working of his heart. It is my prayer that the unknown man, whoever and wherever he is, will lead an honest life and be an example to his neighbours.
Maybe it was Christmas that put the idea on the elderly man's heart, or maybe he wanted to make amends because his time was short, or maybe—like the Sears manager suggested—his conscience was just bothering him to the point where he had to do something about it.
At any rate, a wrong was made right last week, when an elderly man walked up to the customer service desk at the Sears store in Seattle and handed them an envelope addressed to the manager.
Inside was a $100 bill and a handwritten note.
It read, "During the late [forties] I stole some money from the cash register in the amount of $20-$30. I want to pay you back this money in the amount of $100 to put in your theft account."
Sears manager Gary Lorentson remarked, "I think his conscience has been bothering him for the past 60 years."
Although the man was caught on security camera, Sears is not releasing the video, and his identity remains a mystery.
Lorentson, moved by the man's actions, decided instead of putting the money in the theft account, a better place to put it under the circumstances, would be to donate it to help the needy this holiday season.
What about you? Will you right at least one wrong this Christmas season? May be, something that has been pricking you for a long time….