The “Stocking Cap”

Judy Bitterman, an elderly woman in a wheelchair regularly visits the All Saints’ pantry on Saturdays. She brings with her colorful stocking caps she knits by hand to donate to needy families for winter wear. It’s all she can do but wants to make her contribution. This past Saturday she brought a bag of additional caps. A small curly haired boy waited in the food line when she arrived. Someone asked him if he wanted a cap. He enthusiastically answered, “yes” and selected a blue one. He put the cap on and his faced beamed a big smile. The seasonal color for Advent is blue. Jesus says we ought to share clothing with those in need, as part of our discipleship. The woman’s gift through our pantry fulfills exactly what Christ calls us to do this Advent season. Call it the miracle in the pantry.