By Paul Glynn
Following his acclaimed paintings, A track for Nagasaki, within which Fr. Paul Glynn instructed the strong tale of Dr. Nagai, a Christian convert of outstanding braveness and compassion who ministered to sufferers of the atomic bomb assault on his urban, The Smile of a Ragpicker brings us the heroic tale of Satoko Kitahara, a tender, appealing lady of wealth who gave up her riches and luxury to be one of the ragpickers within the Tokyo slums. stimulated through her newfound religion in Christ, she plunged into the lifetime of the terrible, whatever the results.
As Satoko helped the negative with their fabric and non secular wishes, she additionally helped them to get well their self-respect and dignity. Satoko’s tale demonstrates how one person’s existence can have an effect on such a lot of others.
on a daily basis Satoko encountered Christ in a few new and difficult means, calling the Church again to identity with the bad. Like Dr. Nagai, she expressed her religion during the sensitivity and wonder of her personal eastern tradition. Satoko died a tender girl, in dire poverty. but her dying, mourned by way of many millions, mirrored her effective lifetime of deep Christian religion and charity.
this can be a robust tale of reconciliation and therapeutic, among humans of alternative social, fiscal and spiritual backgrounds, encouraged through a frail younger girl of luminous religion. Illustrated with photos.
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