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From The Chaplain's Desk
January 2013 Chaplain's Corner

By Barbara C. Kulish, CT State Grange Chaplain

  JANUARY 6, 2013 --

“Heaven’s Grocery Store”

by Ron DeMarco

I was walking down life’s highway a long time ago.  One day I saw a sign that read, “Heaven’s Grocery Store.”  As I got a little closer the door came open wide and when I came to myself I was standing inside.  I saw a host of Angels, they were standing everywhere.  One handed me a blanket and said, “My child shop with care.”  Everything a Christian needs is in that grocery store, and all you can’t carry, come back the next day for more.  First, I got Patience, Love was in the same row.  Further down was Understanding, needed everywhere you go.  I got a box or two of Wisdom, a bag or two of Faith.  I just couldn’t miss the Holy Spirit, it was all over the place.  I stopped to get some Strength and Courage to help me run this place, but then my blanket was getting full, and I remembered I needed Grace.  I didn’t forget Salvation, which like the others was free, so I tried to get enough of that to save both you and me.  Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill, for I thought I had everything to do my master’s will.  As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and had to put it in, for I knew when I stepped outside, I would run right into sin.  Peace and Joy were plentiful; they were on the last shelf. Song and Praises were hanging near, so I just helped myself.  Then I said to the Angel, “How much do I owe?”  The Angel smiled and said, “Just take them everywhere you go.”  Again, I politely asked “How much do I really owe?”  The Angel smiled again and said, “My Child, Jesus Paid Your Bill A Long Time Ago.”

As we all go into 2013, let us do as the Angel said, “Just take them everywhere you go!”  Amen.


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