Listening to the evening news, we have an understanding of power that is measured by wealth, tomahawk missiles, and megatons of nuclear energy. St. Ben’s Vincentians see real power; the awesome power of prayer that is up close, and personal; like the power of Sophie’s prayer. She was at her kitchen table, and she was feeling totally powerless, intimidated by a $530 delinquent Rent bill, but worse than that, a shut-off notice from the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility in two days for a delinquent water bill. Sophie manages a household of 5 adults, including herself. At her kitchen table, Sophie put down the bills and began to pray for help. But Sophie’s prayer was interrupted by a knock on her front door. Sophie got up from the table and opened the door to two St. Ben’s Vincentians bringing the power of your alms to her kitchen table. That’s real power. At that moment, as He did to his disciples after the glorious Resurrection, Jesus Christ standing in her kitchen, said to Sophie, “Peace be with you.” Thank you. God bless you.
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