Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Advent Blog-fest Day 3 - GQ's Cold-Calling Bouncer

Greetings, dear Coffee Talkers!

He was just named GQ Magazine's Cold Caller of the Year. He recently revealed that, in his youth, he worked as a bouncer. And now he's rumored to be sneaking out at night to feed the poor.

Pope Francis is inspiring all the people of the world, no matter what creed or culture, to step it up in the love of neighbor department. Read this article,  and see what you think of the comments made by the Almoner of His Holiness (the coolest title in Vatican City, if you ask me, which you didn't). Sure, this could be a bit of sensationalist journalism, but already knowing that Pope Francis has very publicly reached out to the poor, marginalized, and outcast of this world I don't really find this too unimaginable. It seems that the Pope's public life is fueled by an intense interior life of devotion to God and by many hidden works of charity toward neighbor, so perhaps some midnight Vatican sneak-outs could be among them.

And so, for today's Advent challenge, let's decide on one hidden act of care we can give to Jesus this Advent in His distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor. Can you donate to a food pantry, work at a soup kitchen, be a Secret Santa to some children in need, help out a single mom, visit some patients in an Alzheimer's care unit, or send an anonymous gift card to a family in crisis? Don't get too ambitious (I always do) -- just pick one, and then do it. I know you'll get creative, and I know the world will be a better place because of your generosity.

As always, thanks for stopping by and be assured of my prayers.

Peace and all good,

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