(On August 21, the Long Beach Gazette published an article about the Seva Cafe. The article was written by Kurt Helin, an editor for the Long Beach Gazette, who was a guest at the Seva Cafe.Â The article is provided below or you can log on to http://gazettes.com/mystyle.htmlÂ )
Itâ€™s About Giving, One Meal At A Time
By Kurt Helin
“Give your hands to serve and your heart to love.â€ â€”Mother Theresa
Seva CafÃ© is more of a leap of faith than a restaurant.
Itâ€™s as much about the servers as the served, about giving not paying. Making money is not the goal, acts of kindness are â€” you donâ€™t even pay for your own meal.
A person who dined there earlier has already made a donation to pay for your meal, as a gift. You have the chance to continue that circle of giving for a person you have never met who will come in later.
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