October 2, 2007

I asked Blessed Mary, ever-Virgin, and all the angels and saints, to pray for me to the Lord Our God. As I left Mass, I shook the priest’s hand. It was dry and cool as marble, and he looked right through me.

Later, the money I needed arrived in my mailbox. I pinched the check between my index finger and my thumb. I looked around to see if anyone else was watching.

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