I am thankful to have access to individuals who act. I, myself, am more apt to think and think and rethink about how to make a difference, while twiddling my thumbs and lamenting my own limited capabilities. I was inspired by the many of you I heard from working together with your communities and parishes to gather cleaning/ hygiene supplies for those in Haiti so desperately in need of them. This past Friday, I mentioned your generosity to my sister-in-law, Paige, and friend, Kris, who immediately said, "Yes (while I was still hemming and hawing)! We should do this."
Thus this week, I am hoping to be very busy packing up combs, nail files, wash clothes and toothbrushes into zip lock bags to be sent off to IOCC. I am hoping as well that my children, through this experience, will come to equate love with action. We are intertwined, you and me, we and them, all eternally connected. The time has come to quit bemoaning my smallness and weakness - to develop and practice a habit of response, trusting that Christ can multiply 100-fold my imperfect and meager offerings.
A blessed Monday to you all! Count your many, many blessings!