Sonshine and Christopher Closeup

Do you need a spoonful of sugar to help the cynicism and anger of this campaign season go down? I can’t think of a better place to go looking for it than Christopher Closeup, written by fellow Patheos blogger, Tony Rossi.

Tony’s posts aren’t about May flowers and sunshine. They are about Sonshine; the grace of goodness and good that is all around us, if we just look for it.

For instance, what would you do if money came raining down in front of you? Would you keep it, or would you retrieve and return it to its rightful owner?

What Happened When a Volunteer Lost $800 Meant to Feed the Homeless? gives us one man’s answer. It is an affirmation of what good people are made of and how they behave when temptations float down on them from the car ahead.

As 77-year-old Jane Corbett drove to buy groceries for the St. Louis, Missouri, homeless shelter where she volunteers, hundreds of dollars were flying out of the envelope she had accidentally left on top of her car while buckling in her adopted special needs child.

Construction worker Ray Leuthauser, who was driving behind Corbett, saw what was happening and unsuccessfully honked at her to try to get her to stop. He finally just pulled over and started grabbing all the money flying around — over $300 — along with the Sam’s Club credit card that had come out of the envelope too.

The credit card was made out to Sts. Peter and Paul Church which is how Leuthauser tracked Corbett down to return the money … (Read more here.)

Check out Christopher Closeup next time you need a lift. You won’t be disappointed.


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