When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide,
And when I came to myself I was standing inside.
I saw a host of angels. They were standing everywhere.
One handed me a basket and said, “My child shop with care.”
Everything a human needed was in that grocery store.
And what you could not carry you could come back for more.
I got a box or two of Wisdom, and Faith a bag or two.
And Charity, of course, I would need some of that too.
I couldn’t miss the Holy Ghost. It was all over the place.
And then some Strength and Courage to help me run this race.
Then I started to the counter, to pay my grocery bill.
For I thought I had everything to do the Master’s will.
Peace and Joy were plentiful, the last things on the shelf.
Song and Praise were hanging near, so I just helped myself.
Then I said to the angel, “Now, how much do I owe?”
He smiled and said, “Just take them everywhere you go.”
Again, I asked, “Really now, how much do I owe?”
“My child,” he said, “God paid your bill a long, long time ago.”