As I took my usual position in the back of the oratory this past Sunday (not by desire but out of love of neighbor with fussy 2 year old, Mr. Flip), I happened to catch something in the corner of my eye. There was something wrong with the poor box, or technically, the remains of the poor box.
I have no idea how much, if any, money was in this box.
Part of me would like to issue a “DO NOT PASS GO – GO DIRECTLY TO HELL” Community Chest card for this. Really…who would have the nerve to enter into the Presence of God to steal anyway? Rather than issue this card, I beg that you pray for his soul. May he confess his sin, return the money (if there was any in there) and have a conversion of heart.