by Peter Desmond, OSP Member
Thursday, May 11
The spiritual benefits you receive from helping someone in need transforms yourself. You just have to make the journey to experience the transformation.
I am lucky in that my first experience was in 1992 with Christmas in April. Father Wall blessed a bunch of people who got together at Old St. Pats. We then went out and winged it on repairing the home of an elderly homeowner.
This year I suspect I received far more than Mrs. Reed, the North Lawndale homeowner, did when so many other Old St. Pat’s, North Lawndale community members and I participated in the rebuilding project. In 1992 and again in 2017 I find myself in transition. Participating is tangible proof that our Lord is walking with us, holding us, encouraging us to be in kinship with one another.