The Starfish Story

The Starfish Story
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,

“Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

- Adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley

Or as Mother Teresa says: If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one.
Pace e bene!
Tracy L. Geivett, Chaplain/Executive Director

News from the Street!

Ms. Anna lacking ID of any kind called her mom in Michigan for assistance in getting her and her kids birth certificates. Her mom was happy to help and happy to hear from her!

Ms. Shayna also lacking ID of any kind called and talked to her mom in New York City for help in getting her birth certificate and same result.. mom was happy to help!

Mr. C brought his documents in for safe storage because he understands the importance of keeping them safe.

Mr. G was literally just released from prison and came immediately to get his Arizona ID and sign up for a job readiness class with our neighbors St. Joseph the Worker!

Walter got an Arizona ID.

Donald got a Bible, a hygiene kit, and an Arizona ID.

All of these people (and many more) had their day changed with one small gesture this week.

Thanks for joining with us to make a difference for each one just like in the Starfish Story. When we look at changing the world one at a time we don't become overwhelmed and mired in the numbers. We just do good....for one at a time.

Be blessed and be kind.