Thursday, November 15, 2012

Take What You Need

A year ago a young woman in her first year of college had a very simple idea. . .that went viral.  So much so that it is something that is now part of my ministry.  Katie North decided to post tear-away signs around her campus with the title:  Take What You Need.

Here’s a bit more about her idea at this site.

A colleague heard about this idea, created her own poster and sent it to me.  Besides her original, I have made additional posters with different words – just hang them by my office door.  The tabs disappear.  It seems people are taking what they need:  hope, understanding, peace, healing, joy, gratitude, forgiveness. . .

What do we truly need in our lives today– not tomorrow – right now?  Is it to be loved?  To be courageous?  To have hope?  To offer hope?  Or???

What do you need – today?  Risk asking for it.  God knows even before we ask but companions on our life journey are not able to read our minds – so we need to risk asking both God and our companions.

And. . .if Katie’s idea appeals to you. . .then find ways to share it with those in your life.

Sr. Roberta A. Popara, O.P.
North Palm Beach   FL

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