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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I think that we can learn a great deal by just observing what is happening around us. There are so many lessons in life that are right in front of us and yet we are to busy to notice them. I came to this realization the other day while I sat in my pew at church. I call it my pew because I sit in the same place every week. I was there with Shirley and the children and as is the usual case I was trying to keep them all from causing a major disturbance. James has still not mastered the quiet voice. He shouts in a whisper, and Ethan is thrilled with his new found freedom that comes with walking and wants to demonstrate this to the world by making a break for the Alter via the aisle. While we tried to keep them “happy,” and still participate in the Mass I noticed a elderly couple bringing up the gifts. The man struggled to walk but with determination he pressed forward to the alter. As they turned and walked back to there seats they did something that surprised me. It shouldn’t of surprised me but it did. They held hands. It is funny how a gesture as simple as holding hands can impact another person. All I could think of was how much they must love and care for each other. How they depend on one another. In church where we learn about how much God loves us they were demonstrating how we should care for each other in a very simple but loving way. As St. John said, "God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." Through love this couple is living out those words. Jay

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