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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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« Keeping the Faith, Come What May | Main | Vigilance »

August 30, 2006

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Honora

Very, very good points. What a fine bakery you have here, DDW. Yes, He sees into the heart, and that is also true for those He created who aren't Christian.

As I was first reading here today, tho', I was reminded of my best friend through high school. I think Martha would've been a holy kid had she had no religion, she was just that type, but she and her family were strict Mormons. She had lost one sister and her mother, but with her uncle living in, mine still made the 12th mouth at the dinner table.

As the salad bowl came to me first (as guest), I, never having had salad, thought what a wonderful treat. I took as much as if had it been just my mother and I as usual. Martha looked at her newest sister with a big smile, and I smiled right back. Then she whispered, "Uh, the salad has to go around the table, Honora. Can ya put some back?" What a great lesson, not only that night, but now.

Whatever we might take for ourselves, be it salad, friendship or grace, we should remember that it has to cover at least 11 others.. maybe if we remain the 12th to receive, we can know for sure that we've done some of what we can. We are not likely even then to go without salad (how often has one of the 11 seen we had none, and split his?), but if we do, it'll be enough to look around and see 11 happy, healthy faces.

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