We saw this on Facebook and that it was such a beautiful idea. This amazing idea and story will warm you heart. A simple act of generosity that started in a coffee shop in Naples, Italy is spreading around the world.
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching out 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 and the two 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’t afford a warm beverage. In Italy, ‘Suspended Coffee’ of ‘Caffé Sospeso’ had been around for 100 years but saw a surge in popularity after the Second World War. 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.
Jesus said: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” – Matthew 25:35
What if every follower of Jesus did this tomorrow?
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