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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Let Us Be Encouraged

Did you hear about this? Someone heard the sounds of loud crying through the apartment walls in Rome and notified the police. When the officers arrived, Andrew, Alexander, Ernesto and Mirko, they found nothing criminal but 84 year old Jole and her 94 year old husband Michele, alone, overwhelmed to tears with loneliness, and sadness over the awful headlines in the news of late.

So the officers made them dinner: spaghetti with butter and Parmesan cheese and spent the evening chatting and hanging out. One article reporting the event said: "Sometimes all you need to feel a little better is a bowl of pasta and good company." 

There are still good people, paying attention, and doing good things.


  1. Stories such as this keep our faith in humanity alive.

  2. Yes, isn't it wonderful? We might read and re-read Matthew 25 now and again, lest we forget.

  3. Acts of mercy, just explode into all kinds of gifts to the spirit and contribute to good health. It is a feel good post! Thanks.

  4. After reading the news today, this was especially needed. Thank you.