Giving – A simple gesture of hope

When evening comes, you will be examined in love. Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting. ~St John of the Cross, Sayings of Light & Love (No. 60)


Serving others is a foundational principal of the Christian faith. Society is filled with fellow human beings who give of themselves without cease, working in difficult situations to maintain our standards of living. Yet, many times they go unnoticed, while pursuing human dignity in hard work. They often seek no form of thanksgiving in return for their labor.

Thus the last will be first and the first will be last (Mt 20:16).

Preoccupied, the woman pulls open the dark brown door of her home, while thinking of all the running around that she must do, as she grabs her purse and a long list of to-do’s. Today – errand day – begins a long day of buying groceries, attending to the needs of her children, her husband, and general household chores. The hot breath of the midday brooding sun brushes past the woman as she walks to her vehicle parked in the driveway…

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