It is December 25, 2011, the Solemnity of the Birth of our Lord. We are truly blessed to have a warm home, clothes and food and the love of family. Many have so much less.
I feel blessed to have been able to help out a neighbor during a time of need this past year. She was very ill and depressed. There were days when helping her felt like a burden, but the right thing to do. I pray I did what the Lord willed. I am very glad that she is much better and that she no longer needs me on a daily basis. She has even moved on to helping out someone else in need.
She has thanked me many times for doing what I could for her. I told her that we are supposed to care for one another. She says that most people don’t or won’t do so.
I have felt all year that this was really too easy a corporal work of mercy. I didn’t have to go far, and it was only a small amount of my time.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you by helping others. Please continue to heal those who are hurting and ill. Use me in this capacity if it be Your will.