Reflection for Oct. 12, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Simple acts of kindness can ease affliction for others

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by Sister Agnes Fischer

"You have done well to share with me in my affliction." (Phil. 4:14, Sunday's second reading)

-- You paid for my prescription from the doctor.
-- You brought my family food when my husband was laid off.
-- You stood up for me when I was accused unjustly.
-- You visited me when I was sick.
-- You helped me find a job.
-- You gave me a ride to church and to the grocery store.
-- You found help for me to pay the gas bill.
-- You waited patiently until I could pay the rent.
-- You comforted me when my mother died.
-- You allowed me to work for you even though I had to bring my child along.
-- You carried my groceries to the car.
-- You raked the leaves in my yard and kept my sidewalk clean in winter.

"... God, in return, will supply all your needs." (Phil 4:19)

 

5 Comment(s)

  • Cheryl: Friday, October 10, 2014

    'Like'


  • ssr.martin: Friday, October 10, 2014

    God will never outdone in generosity. Thanks for reminding me of that.


  • Linda: Friday, October 10, 2014

    Very well done. Cool. It should be preached in all the churches -- no other commentary needed. 'Nough said. :+)


  • Marie: Friday, October 10, 2014

    Agnes, this is great. Makes me think of all of the things I can do to help someone. Thanks for a thinking reflection!


  • Sr. Mary Ellen Doherty: Monday, October 13, 2014

    What a powerful reflection. Thank you for it.