I strongly believe in the innate human goodness. Amidst these difficult times, in all the different the bends and curves, we will still witness human goodness.
One afternoon, I belonged to a group who rode a taxi going home. We noticed that the taxi was full of foul odor. The driver was so apologetic and told us the story behind it.
Early that morning, he noticed an old lady, who was with a pig, patiently waiting for a taxi. Unfortunately she was successively turned down by passing cabs. Move with pity, our driver gladly picked the old lady and her pig. While on the way to their destination, the pig defecated. Upon unloading the old lady and her “cargo”, our cab driver went on to wash the unwanted debris inside his taxi. However, no matter how he washed it away, the smell remained all day.
I’m impressed how the taxi driver went extra mile just to accommodate the passenger. It is unusually different, in a better way, compared to the conventional lukewarm customer service of the public transport. His action is a model to all of us particularly to those in public transport group. We should not be selective to our object of service but rather we must be generous like this taxi driver who gladly went over what is supposed to be normal service rendered.
This is pure human goodness. It may tickle our hearts to become an active vessel of human goodness. Well, his and yours could count as one of the many little goodness that can cause ripple effects to cause many of us to finally say “change has come”!
By being a vessel of Goodness is also pitch-perfect response to October 2’s Gospel challenge: to be profitable servant and to increase in faith.
By RODERICK V. PACUYAN