Normally I don't believe in miracles – but I've got to tell you about a couple that happened to us. Phyllis lost her PEO pin. We searched all over for it without success. Fortunately she ran into a gal who asked her if she had prayed about it to St. Anthony, known as the finder of lost articles.
"It's real easy," she said, "all you have to do is say:
'Tony, Tony, look around;
Something's lost that must be found –' and you'll find it."
We used that little prayer and – sure enough, the pin was located.
It was several years later that Phyllis lost a part of my hearing aid when she took it in to get repaired. When she got to the place where it was supposed to be fixed, it was gone to God knows where. She emptied her purse where she had carried it and it was no where to be found.
She tramped all over the hall ways looking for it. And it was LOST, LOST, LOST!
Our only recourse was the prayer to St. Anthony.
I didn't think it would work a second time, but I sheepishly agreed to try it again. Hours had gone by and I knew the maintenance man could have been there and vacuumed the area by then.
I said the prayer more skeptically then I did when the PEO pin was located: "Tony, Tony look around. Something's lost and must be found."
Well, the janitor obviously had not been there when Phyllis decided to make another trip to the hallway for a second look to see if she had missed it the first time.
And there it was!
So if you have lost anything – however small – a prayer to St. Anthony of Padua might be your answer!
© 2009 Robert F. Karolevitz