Monday, July 1, 2013

A joint effort

     Ecumenism is alive and well.  Yesterday, Saint Anthony came to the assistance of this local Catholic priest and his sister, Janie, with the wonderful help of a lovely couple from the local Circleville United Methodist Church.  Here is the story.

     In one of those memorable moments that you hope never happens to you, Janie, who was visiting, got in my car to pick me up after the 11:00 am Mass.  She brought Sammy (the pup) with her.  After picking me up and stopping at a place we returned to the house, pulled into the garage, and shut off the car.  Then she realized that she did not have her purse with her.  She had placed it on the rear bumper while she put Sammy in the car ... and it was gone.  We retraced our steps (slowly) looking for the purse with no luck.  As you can imagine, she had everything but the kitchen sink in the purse.  She was frantic.  Almost in tears by the time we pulled onto our street, we saw a car parked in front of the house with two people waiting.  A beautiful couple had found the purse on the main highway (about a half mile from the house), intact and undamaged (cars were going around it).  They played detective and tracked us down with little to go on since Janie's address is Uniontown and returned the purse.  They were gracious and generous with their time and efforts.  We are most grateful to them and their obvious concern and Christian charity.  May God bless them both.  And thanks to Saint Anthony, who Janie owes a debt of gratitude to as well.  The day ended well.  It is good to find good people who are willing to go the extra mile.

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