Saturday, October 25, 2008

Perils of a Catholic Upbringing

[Thanks to Signalroom]

Perils of a Catholic Upbringing

As I walked down the busy sidewalk, knowing I was late for Mass, my eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, homeless vagabonds that are found in every city these days.

Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them.

Recalling my old pastor, Father Mike, who always admonished me to 'care for the sick, feed the hungry and clothe the naked,' I was moved by some powerful inner urge to reach out to this unfortunate person.

Wearing what can only be described as rags, carrying every worldly possession in two plastic bags, my heart was touched by this person's condition.

Yes, where some people saw only rags, I saw a true, hidden beauty.

A small voice inside my head called out, 'Reach out, reach out and touch this person!'



So I did.......



I won't be at Mass this week.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Saturday, October 25, 2008   5 comments links to this post

5 Comments:

At 25 Oct 2008 16:03:00, Anonymous Bron said...

My comment, with a little from an earlier post about "bags".

Nice bum.

Bron

 
At 25 Oct 2008 16:36:00, Blogger eolake said...

Yeah, who would mind the homeless situation if all bums looked like this.

 
At 26 Oct 2008 01:00:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eolake,

So, does woman should not walk around naked even if she's beautiful since that is the sign of poverty?

 
At 26 Oct 2008 01:09:00, Blogger eolake said...

It's a joke, dude.

 
At 26 Oct 2008 20:32:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice example of female power ...

 

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