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Kurt R.

2019 Mission Team Member

" It inspired me to live life more simply and continue to strengthen my prayer life."

Summer 2019

The most memorable moment for me was Mass on Thank You Thursday with the residents at Jacob’s Ladder.  Hearing the priest speak about the poverty and claim that they were “poor, but rich in spirit” was incredibly powerful.  It helped me to apply it to my own life in the concept of appreciating how rich we are in America, but sometimes poor in spirit.  Hearing the spontaneous “This Little Light of Mine” chorus and the unexpected prayers ad the end of Mass from the residents helped me to realize this.  TO be so rich in spirit while having so much less than us is magnificent.  It inspired me to live life more simply and continue to strengthen my prayer life.  In each person, I truly saw God caring for the most vulnerable.  I thought of the quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserable, “To Love another person is to see the face of God.”

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