Some Peanuts for a Snack (self-control, sacrifice at table, being exemplary)

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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.”

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