“In view of their baptism,” says our Holy Father Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium, “all the members of the people of God have become missionary disciples” (cf. Mt. 28:19), and in Christus Vivit # 239 we are told, “Even those who are most frail…can be missionaries in their own way, for goodness can always be shared…” So it is that some of our Residents have gathered together to seek ways to become active missionary disciples, sharing goodness with those in need. Please enjoy and be inspired by this little glimpse of their initial apostolic efforts…
It is very touching to note that some of our Residents have experienced these same situations of need, and have expressed how happy they are to be able “to give back.”
Projects in the planning for the future include making uplifting meal tray cards for the local children’s hospice, writing to the soldiers from the National Guard who assisted us during the challenges of COVID, seeking how to help expectant mothers served by the archdiocesan Respect Life program, and participating around Christmastime in the “Box of Joy” program for children in Third World countries—plus whatever else the Holy Spirit and the needs of the human family might inspire.
Let us be moved by the example of the missionary dynamism of Jesus’ first disciples, and by that of our own residents who seek to spread the Gospel through good works—and may this inspiration move us to action. As Evangelii Gaudium so pointedly asks, “So what are we waiting for?”