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In Detroit, the Capuchins run the famous Soup Kitchen that has served meals since the time of the great depression to the poor and hungry. One day the Capuchin in charge, Fr. Quentin Heinrichs, grew nervous as he saw the long line waiting for a meal as the bread was quickly diminishing. Father went over to the nearby St. Bonaventure Monastery and told the saintly Capuchin, Fr. Solanus Casey about the problem. Fr. Solanus stepped out of the monastery, made the sign of the cross over the Soup Kitchen and told Fr Quentin not to worry: “God will provide”, Fr. Solanus said.
Two friends of mine wrote a book entitled Two Wheels Around New Zealand which described a year of their lives when they traveled 8,000 miles around New Zealand and Australia on bicycles.
I found a poem by Walt Huntley entitled: “If God Should Go On Strike’ part of which states:
“How good it is that God above has never gone on strike,
Because He was not treated fair in things He didn’t like.
If only once He’d given up and said: ‘That’s it, I’m through!
I’ve had enough of those on earth, so this is what I’ll do….”
Everyone wants to be successful, whether one is a parent, business person, baseball player, poet, politician, spouse or a musician. No one wants to be known as a failure in what he/she has set out to accomplish.