Almsgiving the Franciscan Way in Reno . . . outside Moscow . . . in East Los Angeles . . . on Sanibel Island
Dateline: North America
Lenten Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Thanks to the clergy at St. Thomas Aquinas parish, the Bishop Cano of Reno (great homily last Sunday!), and some new homeless friends and gamblers, I am learning more about offering sincere alms for the poor.
Also important is how alms are distributed. More about that later . . .
Friar Father Joshua and I spoke for the first time since he blessed me off on my way from Reno to Palo Alto last January, during a donut hour after the 10 o’clock hour Mass this past Sunday. Friar Father Tom gave one of the best sermons I have heard and seen and felt all year, too!
You should help us here in the Synod of Reno, NOW.
Please wire sufficient funds:
. . . if you care to, please wire money to either:
- via MoneyGram (c/o , Save Mart or Raley’s Nevada)
(David A. Dailey’s cell phone at (312) 237-0386) I could pick your donation-contribution-loan up anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST.
- or via Western Union
I have been living since Wednesday (2/12/2015) on the streets and have no cash to pay for medicine or travel back to the Bay Area or Colorado for doctor’s appointments. Incidentally, I was informed by the County of Douglas Sheriff deputy [February 18th, our 12th day in town] that being or appearing “homeless” in this town or around Lake Tahoe is a crime punishable by monetary fine, court costs, and imprisonment.
Then I was dumped off in Reno a week ago Friday night by the Douglas County Department of Social Services after one of 17 Sheriff Department deputies I met during my two weeks there told me to leave town.Oh, God bless us and God bless America!
Thanks be to our Savior Jesus Christ and the mercies and grace that is available! Amen.
- Then, if you would please advise us of the transaction /confirmation number and special question answer to me, via e-mail so I can get a working phone line, etc.
B) via Western Union (c/o Money Tree, Casino, or the Nevada State Bank in Reno, Nevada).or
For Christians and even all Americans this lenten fasting menu can be the most important time. Besides the First Lady’s Office is combatting (no one is dying) obesity.
You can talk as I can. Five years ago I weighed in at 328. Today I am less than 180 pounds. Note that I rarely fast. Food is a love of mine… if you don’t believe me check out one of my cookbooks (copyright 2008: Confessions of An Oenophile, Outskirts Press, Denver).
The point I wish to make is that fastin’ is likely to put us in touch with what we most desire and need.
Even as it proves we can do without what we think we have to have to eat. You may find that fasting is easier to do (I do not mean simplier to do; of course you would not have to spend hours cooking), and it would be a time-saver, than we ever thought we could.
Imagine a “lightness of spirit” that comes from letting go of the concern of what bothers us and being bugged by kids of when the family is going to sit down for lunch or dinner.
Caveat: Do eat one healthy meal a day.
Make that one meal daily A Breakfast – A Midday Feast – or Supper
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