I was driving home today and I was stuck at a stop light. I glanced out of my window and saw a homeless man sitting there in the rain. “Poor man” I thought and that was all. I turned my attention to the new song that was playing until something caught my eye again. A car had pulled up to the homeless man and a woman got out. She walked up to him and handed him an umbrella, smiled, and got back into her car. No words were exchanged and she did not expect anything in return.
I kept driving and the thoughts turned in my head. How desperately I wanted to be that woman. Not in the physical sense but in the moral way. I wanted her heart, compassion, and humility. It was not beneath her to help a fellow human out, instead it was her obligation.
I need an obligation like that."