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WW2 Veteran Says Stranger Who Paid for His Groceries Restored His Faith in Kindness

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One of the reasons all the rhetoric about illegal immigrants and millennials with crippling student debt can be particularly frustrating is that our nation is full of forgotten veterans who have loyally put their lives on the line for our nation and often fail to get the resources promised them.

The issues surrounding the way the government provides care for veterans is complex, but there is one simple solution we can all apply to this lack of regard for our nation’s finest.

We need to do our best to reignite a culture of respect for our veterans, especially our dwindling population of WW2 veterans who served in the most pivotal war in the history of the globe and have given more than most of us can imagine.

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One ww2 veteran recently shared a simple yet powerful act of kindness he experienced from a stranger, who quickly disappeared afterwards.

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After standing in line and chatting with a man in ALDI, Marilyn and veteran Don Gillen of Belleville, Illinois were stunned to find that he had paid for their groceries after thanking him for his service.

“I was wearing a baseball-type cap that identified me as a veteran of WWII,” Gillen says. “Later at checkout, when I went to pay the bill ($95+) the cashier informed me that this same gentleman was buying our groceries.”

This unexpected action caught me by surprise and I was so emotionally overcome that all I could do was say “thank you.” Marilyn was much more emotionally controlled and thanked him many times. He smiled and said, “Merry Christmas” and then disappeared. I failed to get his name but I hope he knows that were are so very grateful for his generosity and his restoration of the “good Samaritan” attitude in America.

Our faith in humanity and a loving God has never been more firmly entrenched than by this wonderfully kind stranger’s action. He has to know that he will be in our prayers always.

What a beautiful act, highlighted only by Gillen’s immense gratitude and the diety to which he attributes this stranger’s kindness.

 

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Argentine Photographer Captures INCREDIBLE Image of Christ-Like Cloud

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It cannot be denied that our world is in the midst of turmoil unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. From Birmingham to Beijing, we are seeing unprecedented poverty, crime, hate, violence, war, famine….you name it.  Combine these issues with a mainstream media who is salivating at the chance to rile us up for ratings and money, and the world becomes a downright scary place. Where do we turn when the world seems to shun us?  For some, the answers lie in the bottom of a bottle.  For others, it’s self-harm or outward violence. For many, however, their faith is their rock.  They turn to the religious world for answers to the questions that plague us today, and, often, they discover signs of encouragement. Such is the case today in Argentina. Monica Aramayo was in San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina when she noticed the holy figure shining through the thick clouds Social media user Mariela Romano said: “The Lord will soon come for us all and we should be ready. While another said: “Thanks for the image that allows us to keep on our path and have a better hope for tomorrow.” The photo has to be seen to be believed. https://twitter.com/faithdefender/status/1128809009153097728 The pose and grand scale of the image has reminded many observers of the famous Christ The Redeemer statue in Brazil. https://twitter.com/OtravelAI/status/1082513665700507648 And while the cloud formation certainly isn’t going to change the minds of the unfaithful, it does provide us all with a reminder that we are loved, and we must remain harmonious with one another on this turbulent little space rock.

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Former Pope Blames ‘Swingin’ Sixties’ for Catholic Church’s Cesspool of Pedophilia

The Catholic Church is again attempting to blame their rampant pedophilia on the outside world.

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The high pontiffs of the Catholic Church would make fantastic dodgeball players. Given just how well they’ve avoided taking the blame for, or properly reacting to, the disturbing prevalence of pedophilia among their ranks, there is little doubt that these purposefully-ignorant would be able to dodge just about anything. The problem is obtuse, obvious, and ostensibly disgusting.  There are literally thousands upon thousands of young children who have been sexualized by Catholic priests over the course of several decades in all corners of the globe.  The problem is not isolated at all, and the only common factor between these horrific crimes is that they occurred at the hands of the Catholic Church. If the entire world got sick from eating a certain food, we would stop eating that food.  In the case of the Catholic Church, the children of the world are being undeniably harmed by their religious leaders in habitual and systemic acts of pedophilia, yet the leaders at The Vatican continue to ignore and obfuscate the truth. Now, one former Pope is even blaming the cultural revolution of the 1960’s for the issue. Emeritus Pope Benedict has emerged from his cone of silence to offer a personal analysis of the clerical sex abuse crisis, citing the sexual revolution, a corruption of moral theology, and the formation of “homosexual cliques” in seminaries as causes of the problem. Benedict says that he felt compelled to contribute to a response to the present situation “since I myself had served in a position of responsibility as shepherd of the Church at the time of the public outbreak of the crisis,” and so penned his reflections, obtaining the present pope’s blessing to make them public. In his new, 6,000-word bombshell essay, the former pope turns his gaze toward societal forces outside the Church as well as…

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