Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Good King Wenceslas Revisited

Some things haven't changed much since Wenceslas (really a duke) went about doing good deeds (907–935). In many places, poor people still gather winter fuel wherever they can find it, legally or illegally.

Remember them whenever you feel a bit of a chill this holiday season.

And remember, too, people like Pastor Petru Ciochina, pictured here with a composite log made from scrap materials. He is looking for new ways for him and his people to gather winter fuel.

And finally, remember Wenceslas, the good, who not only saw and pitied, but carried fuel himself.