Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Simple acts of kindness can ease affliction for others
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)