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The Lord is Never Outdone In Generosity

June 8, 2014

It has been two weeks since Crossroads started and I have been constantly amazed by the generosity of others. Last week, after daily Mass, a very kind man offered to take us out to breakfast. We accepted the invitation, and while we were talking to him he told us he had a house about thirteen miles from where we would stop walking that day and offered to let us stay there. Of course, we accepted his invitation! While at his house, he let us do our laundry, take showers, and stay in his guest room. This man’s generosity simply amazed us all and we could not thank him enough.

The next day, we decided to stay at an RV Park in St. Regis Montana. A few minutes after we checked in, one of the owners of the RV Park came over to us and said that they liked what we were doing and would like to offer us a cabin for some of us to stay in for a few nights. Once again, we were amazed.

That same night our walk leader began calling nearby parishes, trying to find a daily Mass for the next day. He told us that one of the priests he talked to would like to say a special Mass for us the next day, even though it was his day off, and he would like to take us out to lunch afterwords. The next day after we went to Mass, the Priest and several Parishioners, not only took us to lunch, but also took us to get ice cream. Yet again, we were amazed at the generosity of others.

By now, I thought that three days of incredible generosity would be the end of it, but I was wrong. On the way to Townsend, Montana, where we were going to be staying for the weekend, we were talking about how we wanted pizza for dinner. When we got to the parish, where we were staying, the Priest of the Parish asked us if we would like some Pizza for diner and said that he would by happy to buy us some. We could not help but laugh, and we told him that we had just been talking about how we wanted pizza.

It is truly incredible and humbling how generous people are. If I come home from Crossroads with nothing but the generosity of others to remember it by, it will be completely worth it.

May God Bless all those who have been so good to us, and all those we come in contact with on our journey!

-Alex Shurtliff
Northern Walk, 2014

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Becky permalink
    June 9, 2014 12:56 pm

    That’s so awesome and it sounds so familiar. Praise God for his providence!

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