An important part of the spreading of the Gospel is the image we leave behind. Whenever we visit, there is an impression hard to forget. I remember a woman who told me once:- Oh I will never forget Father So-and-so! He was so saintly…! He didn’t almost eat…The problem is that she remarked this fact at lunch…I leave you with a joke that has to do with the subject. Hope you enjoy the anecdote SOME PEANUTS FOR A SNACK…
Some Peanuts for a snack A Catechist visits an elderly woman from his Parish church. As he sits on the couch he notices a large bowl of peanuts on the coffee table.
«Mind if I have a few» he asks.
«No, not at all» the woman replied.
They chat for an hour and as the Catechist stands to leave, he realizes that instead of eating just a few peanuts, he emptied most of the bowl.
«I’m terribly sorry for eating all your peanuts, I really just meant to eat a few.»
«Oh that’s all right» the elderly woman says.
«Ever since I lost my teeth all I can do is suck the chocolate off them.»