Name: Beryl Small
Occupation: Retired Nutritionist, Food Pantry Co-Administrator
Interviewer: Margaret Rose
Beryl Small is a member of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Alden, NY.
THE THREE QUESTIONS
What is your dream for the world?
My best dream for the world would be peace for everybody. And that everybody would have enough food and clothing and everything they needed to live in contentment.
When did you know that God loves you?
Oh! Well, I grew up as a child in World War II, and I think it was during that time, with everything in short supply, and everyone being extremely upset because of the war – you needed to have something you could hold onto. My parents were very involved in having us go to church. We went to the Church of England church and I think it was during that time when I was probably about 9 or 10 that I realized that Jesus Christ loved me, even though the world around me seemed to be upside down I knew that he loved me.
When did you know that God loves you, no exceptions?
Oh, I think it was at that same time. We’d got to church, we’d go to Sunday School, the place would have loads of children there. I just had a knowing within me that Jesus Christ loves all of us the same way. So it was at that time when I was a child.