Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Spirit of God

Within the span of a few minutes, Howling Latina came across two posts that brought tears of recognition of God's love on earth.

The first was a so-called "joke" from A Moderate Voice. It reads more like a divine parable about choosing wisely than a comic quip.

Then in perfect heavenly harmony and splendid synchronicity, AOL headlined a story about a "Secret Santa" who has been traveling the country and giving thousands of dollars away to total strangers and now is "gravely ill."

The man who has spread cheer for 26 years is Larry Stewart, 58, of Lee's Summit, who made his millions in cable television and long-distance telephone service.

Stewart told The Kansas City Star that he was the man who would walk up to complete strangers, hand them $100 bills, wish them "Merry Christmas" and walk away, leaving astonished and grateful people in his wake. He handed out money throughout the year, but he said it was the Christmas giving that gave him the most joy.

Now, he wants to inspire others to do the same. He said he thinks that people should know that he was born poor, was briefly homeless, dropped out of college, has been fired from jobs, and once even considered robbery.

Read the story, it will speak to your heart.

For HL, the tale thoroughly expresses the ideals of the Democratic Party and why she is a devout Democrat. Read both posts and enjoy the Spirit.

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