teresitaI wish we could calculate the number of hours of service people give in a 24-hour period. It is edifying to hear of schools and parishes and organizations involved in mission trips, fundraisers for the needy, and projects that protect Planet Earth. It is equally edifying to see spouses, family and friends act as care-givers day in and day out. Their self-sacrifice and generosity can be as admirable as service projects requiring a passport. Regardless of whether the service takes us to another country or is just a walk down the block, those who serve are being Jesus. And by being Jesus they can see Jesus. It’s that simple and that challenging.

 

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  1. Sister Celine Bundschuh on September 12, 2015 at 12:17 am

    God be praised. Great way to give and show gratitude.

  2. Sr. Susan Kusz on September 12, 2015 at 1:16 am

    And today I met one of the caregivers of whom Sr. Valerie writes — such steadfast devotion to his wife as she undergoes chemo for a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. What an inspiration … and yes, he IS Jesus to her. Powerful to witness such love in action.

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