It looks like a simple paper bag… but it’s so much more.
I was recently visiting my daughter and her family in Seattle, and on the day I left, I noticed my grandchildren coloring on paper bags. When I asked what they were doing, they told me that every Wednesday during the school year, families who want to participate can have their children bring to school an extra lunch bag for the homeless.
I watched as my grandchildren carefully colored both sides of their bags, then filled them with a drink, sandwich, fruit and snack. They went off to school, and I was so touched that Saint Catherine School reaches out in such a loving way to those less fortunate than we. Every Wednesday, a parent group collects all of the extra lunches and delivers them to Tent City, where hundreds of homeless men and women receive the gift of nourishment and love.
If all schools chose to do this, it would be a much kinder, more giving, and loving world.
“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.”
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”