... [C]harity to the deserving is not charity at all, but justice. It is the undeserving who require it, and the ideal either does not exist at all, or exists wholly for them.—G. K. Chesteron, Heretics
My friend and fellow Catholic Stand writer, Susan Anne, is an amazing person. She’s the mother of ten (yes, ten) beautiful kids, works, participates in state politics, and usually finds some time to write heartfelt reflections. She's also a person of great inner strength; she's raising the children alone after pulling herself and them away from an abusive husband.
But even strong people need help. The work is sporadic; the roof she's trying to keep over her kids' heads need repair; and there's a potentially-threatening health issue for which she's being tested. If it ain't the troubles of Job, it's pretty darn close.
This is why some friends of hers from Franciscan University of Steubenville put up a GoFundMe page, with a goal of $20,000 for the repairs. She also needs prayers, so please add her to your prayer intentions; if you believe in the intercession of saints, I suggest Ss. Peregrine and Jude.
Thanks in advance for your generosity!
[Shout-out to Mark Shea, who also posted the link on his blog Catholic and Enjoying It!]