Patsy's grandson still runs that restaurant, and the family recounts this time justifiably with great pride. Greene writes,
A person recalls how he is treated not when he is on top of the world, undefeated, but when he is at his lowest, thinking he will never again see the sun.This is such a good insight for all people of faith. Not only do we ourselves remember how we were treated when we were down, it is a reminder about how we treat others when they are most in need. As Greene points out, many people didn't want to be seen with Sinatra during his "down" time, but Patsy reacted with generosity and compassion. That's a good lesson for all of us, especially those of us who are deacons.
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