They are all around us and they span every race, creed, culture and nationality. They possess hearts of compassion and they willingly give of their time, talent and treasure, particularly their time to help to make a difference in people’s lives. Often times their service is free and on a voluntary basis. I felt privileged to witness a group of such people during the days that I visited the St Francis Center in Redwood California. I also felt honored to volunteer to teach Math to some little “cuties” who attend school there!
This Center is run by two of our Sisters and what an amazing work they are doing! During the course of the week 122 volunteers, young and old, male and female give of themselves, tutoring, cleaning, sorting clothes for the poor, doing clerical work, packing grocery bags and lots more. Then there are the many who donate food, clothing, money and their expertise so that the center is able to be managed in the efficient, skillful, elegant, respectful and compassionate way that it is.
When I see sights like these, I know for sure that the Reign of God is very near indeed!
What have you seen and heard lately that assure you that the Reign of God is near you?
Gail Jagroop, OP - Trinidad