Huffington Post reports that Salvation Army santas are no longer surprised by what people drop in their red kettles. But in Tulsa, Oklahoma, imagine their surprise when they found gold South African Krugerrand coins, each worth $3,400. And it is happening in other places too like Atlanta, Georgia and Portland, Oregon.
Kruggerands were collected as a hedge against devaluation and here, in our country, as arrhae in weddings and passed on from child to child; no one giving a thought to lending it to another family, let alone dropping it in a collection box.
More people are realizing that prayers are good for putting yourself to sleep, but better if said for the sake of others, and best of all when backed by the only warranty of sincerity which is a good deed, especially toward those in no way related or befriended.
The love of one for oneself is egotism; the reciprocal love of one for another is love and the love of two for each other finds its fullest expression in the reciprocal love for a third, which is how the God of love, Father Son and Holy Ghost came to be in the same timeless instant. As we are made in God's image, that means we have to do the same.