The Inherent Goodness of People

While it is often more the case that we notice the evil in the world, the corruption, the wars, the disasters, the disregard for life, today I was blessed to be surrounded by people's goodness.

My dear sister and my unborn nephew were ambulanced to the hospital today. As the deary rain seemed to give color to the darkness of our worry, the bright warmth of caring others turned around the day.

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."

~ St. Augustine of Hippo

Prayers are still needed for this child... that he stay in longer. Prayers of gratitude for the transfusion which helped my sister. My sister and her wonderful husband need to hold this son in their hands, and watch him grow in the way they were not able to with their first, miscarried before.

I will be praying for all of that and for the gift of praying friends. As my email inbox and Facebook filled up with heartfelt comments promising prayers, people so ready to pause their day and pray for another, and in most cases someone they had never met, I was overcome with the inherent goodness of people.

The school of Christ is the school of charity. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus.
St. Robert Bellermine

Thank you.

From the bottom of all of our hearts.

May God reward you all for your mercy, for holding us up in prayer, for your commitment to Christ, who is our True Hope in this valley of tears. You inspire, humble and strengthen us, all at the same time.

Blessed be He, Who came into the world for no other purpose than to suffer.
St. Teresa of Avila


elena maria vidal said...

I'm praying. I've been there and know.

Mom2Seven said...

Continued heartfelt prayers. God bless.

Kathleen's Catholic said...

Prayers going out to you, your sister and her husband, that they may have the joy of holding their healthy baby boy.

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

Any updates? I have been praying.

Gardenia said...

I'm praying for mom and baby.

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