32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A wealthy parishioner who had never given any money to support his parish was approached by the chairman of the stewardship committee, for help with extensive roof repairs.
“Sir,” he said, “our records show that you are a millionaire but have never helped your parish. We really need a new roof. Can you help us out?”
The man said, “Obviously your records make no note of my dying 95 year old mother and her large medical expenses, or my blind unemployed brother, or my poor sister who was abandoned by her husband and left with six children to feel.”
“I am so sorry, I had no idea,” the chairman said. The rich man replied; “So, if I don’t give any money to them, why would I give money to you?”
Deacon Dick Folger