My church lady friends and I were sitting around one day last month talking about what our book selection should be for our November meeting.  One of my friends, whom I shall not name, said, “oh, do we have to actually read a book?”  Raise your hand if sometimes the last thing you want to do is read?  I’ve gotten lately where I am sometimes too tired to even read Good Housekeeping magazine.  We said, “yes, (insert name), we do.”  Preacher lady recommended An Invisible Thread in the spirit of Thanksgiving.


It’s a true story written by Laura Schroff about her friendship with Maurice, an 11-year old panhandler, and how their unlikely meeting on the streets of New York city transformed their lives.


There were parts of it that were hard to read.  She shares her stories of living with an abusive, alcoholic father, and the death of her mother.  She shares the story of Maurice and how he was left on his own to survive.  But the story is also uplifting and warm.  When you finish the book, you want to do your part to make a difference in someone’s life.  It’s a beautiful, touching, loving work.


“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet,
regardless of time, place and circumstance.  The thread
may stretch or tangle.  But it will never break.”
Old Chinese Proverb