Saturday, 15 November 2008

Food For Thought...

At the Union of Catholic Mothers' Winter Warmer event this lunchtime, I got into a conversation about narrow escapes...  The woman I was chatting to recounted how her son and his wife had been shoved along the motorway (for some distance) by a lorry and somehow had escaped injury.

"Yes," she said, "I went and put some money in the poor box in church, because someone was definitely looking out for them..."

The way she said it, it seemed a perfectly natural connection to make between almsgiving and thanksgiving... but I'd never heard it made before (I'd always associated almsgiving with penance!) What a wonderful response... it definitely gave me food for thought!

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