The small box came in the mail, addressed to Jesus Christ.
At first, Clinton’s Catholic school secretary Laurie Mohr wasn’t sure what to do.
Should she open it?
Even though she believes the Lord lives in her heart, and the hallways of Prince of Peace Catholic Academy and College Preparatory, Mohr conceded that she didn’t know how to hand-deliver His mail.
“Inside, there’s a small pot with dirt and an old dry bulb to plant,” she said. “It says, ‘Thank you for supporting Mother Nature.’”
Is that all the thanks He gets?
They’re still laughing about this at Prince of Peace and at Alliant Energy, which sent the package through its SecondNature program.
Alliant Energy spokesman Scott Drzycimski said the letters were mailed out to churches and religious organizations last week, seeking donations for the company’s environmental projects.
“How did the Lord’s name make it onto a box?” he asked, laughing into the telephone. “That’s kind of unique.”
After some checking, he found out the computer system apparently shortened the school’s name to fit the mailing label for the school and the Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Parish office.
A letter inside the box asks Jesus “to contribute to cleaner air, lakes and land,” and says “Have faith in Mother Nature.”
“I think He already has,” Mohr said. [Source]
I also wonder how many times in our prayers and devotions we also approach God in a manner as impersonal and cold as a form letter. That we give him a list of demands or requests as if we were writing a bunch of businesses hoping for a donation. Dear <Insert Name Here> please help me.