By Paul Glynn
Following his acclaimed paintings, A track for Nagasaki, during which Fr. Paul Glynn informed the strong tale of Dr. Nagai, a Christian convert of exceptional 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, attractive lady of wealth who gave up her riches and luxury to be one of the ragpickers within the Tokyo slums. encouraged via her newfound religion in Christ, she plunged into the lifetime of the bad, whatever the effects.
As Satoko helped the terrible 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 lifestyles can impact such a lot of others.
on a daily basis Satoko encountered Christ in a few new and difficult manner, calling the Church again to identity with the negative. Like Dr. Nagai, she expressed her religion during the sensitivity and wonder of her personal eastern tradition. Satoko died a tender lady, in dire poverty. but her loss of life, mourned via 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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The Smile of a Ragpicker: The Life of Satoko Kitahara - Convert and Servant of the Slums of Tokyo by Paul Glynn