Jane Knuth shares her reflection on today’s retreat:
Mt. 16: 18
The Gospels tell us a few things about Peter. He was an every day laborer—a fisherman. He was a family man. He didn’t always understand Jesus. He was not of the priestly class.
“Upon this rock I will build my church.”
Christ built a church on the foundation of a married worker and the holiness of a fallible person. What a strangely wondrous place to put an altar.
Jane Knuth is the author of Thrift Store Saints and Thrift Store Graces. She has been volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the last 17 years. She is also a math tutor. Knuth and her husband, Dean, live in Portage, Michigan.
Books by Jane Knuth
Love Will Steer Me True
A Mother and Daughter’s Conversations on Life, Love, and God
Love Will Steer Me True shows how a mother and daughter swerve and weave their way into a new understanding of themselves, of their familial relationship, and of their faith.
Thrift Store Graces
Finding God’s Gifts in the Midst of the Mess
Jane Knuth is back with another book full of her experiences serving as a once reluctant, now enthusiastic volunteer at a Saint Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Thrift Store Saints
Meeting Jesus 25¢ at a Time
Thrift Store Saints is a collection of true stories based on Jane Knuth's experience serving the poor at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store.