Jon Proudfoot, Huntingdon, Que., says a private went to the padre with a tale of woe: His wife needed money to buy fuel and shoes and winter coats for the children. He was desperate for $200. The padre advised him to pray as hard as he could and the Lord would help him.
While the private prayed hard in the succeeding days, the padre persuaded the officers’ mess to raise money for such a worthy cause. The officers collected $100 and gave it to the soldier.
The private hustled off to the padre. “Well, the Lord answered your prayers,” the padre said
“Yes, He did,” the private said. “But tell Him next time not to send His answer through the officers. They kept $100 for themselves.”