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Positives


I must confess that in our current world context it is sometimes hard to think of positives.

So it was very nice recently to hear some good news from a person who has struggled for quite a while to find a job and has finally found one. This particular person reentered the job market after a lapse of 15 years. Why so long? Because he had been taking care of his ailing mother for those 15 years.

As he was talking with me about this he said, “I had to do everything for my mother. It was hard. Every day I had things I had to do for her to take care of her hygiene and other needs. I don’t regret a moment of it, because I think it was what God wanted me to do.”

Touched by what he told me, I simply added, “Well, it was a beautiful gift of love you gave to your mother! I am sure she deeply appreciated your love and care.”

He smiled.

Jesus once said, “Truly, I say to you, just as you did it to one of least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

Affectionately,

Bob

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