I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Close Encounters of the Best Kind

I am finally getting back in the swing of Ministry of Care - after my hiatus since the end of May this spring, I was able to go down to the hospital to visit and bring Communion to some of the patients.

Everyone was very pleasant. One woman was really sweet (and in such high spirits) - after about 10-15 minutes of conversation, she said, "Well, I better let you go. It's just that there aren't too many people around here to talk to." Yes, her husband was there, and, yes, her sisters had recently come to see her, but it must just be good to talk with someone about things other than your illness or other family members or things at home or goodness knows what else.

And just like that, I was reminded again why it's important to keep participating in this ministry. It may not seem like anything special or extraordinary on any given Saturday, but it may be just the thing someone needs on any given day.

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