Monique is a courageous single mom who lovingly cares for her disabled daughter Sofia. Despite significant medical problems of her own, that have brought her in and out of the hospital, she continues to share her faith and love of Jesus with her daughter. This women must have seen Monique caring so beautifully for her daughter as she is so frequently seen doing and felt moved to approach her. It is very difficult to approach someone you don’t know and extend a gift such as the one she offered to Monique and Sofia. She did however, overcome that inertia and took a chance as someone else had done when they decided to pray for her. Goodness begets more goodness. This beautiful moment of reaching out to our fellow neighbor shows us that we can all be Mary and Jesus’ extended hands. Just as the gospel from Tuesday said "The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit."(John 3:8). We don’t know where we will be called to reach out to another soul but when we do an act of kindness it helps the next soul find the courage to do the same.
|Monique and her daughter Sofia at Easter|