Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Impossible world? Do good.
Today is the feast of St. Rita of Cascia, patron of Impossible Things. Pope Francis had a great homily about St. Rita today - telling us how to improve the current state of affairs in the world (a pretty impossible thing, if you think about it) - Do Good.
I love that I saw this while I was catching up on blogs before dinner. It just so happens that we had a perfect opportunity to do good today. We took a different way home and happened upon a friend and her family, recently involved in a car accident.
Of course, the fact that they were friends allowed me to do things like take some of the kids to our house while the car was sorted out. Unfortunately, this isn't too likely in the world today. Still, what if we could all start to do good and go back to a place where strangers helped one another? What a beautiful thing that would be.
For now, it was a good exercise in how bad can sometimes turn out OK (like having an unexpected hour to play with your friends!). I like learning that comes courtesy of the Holy Spirit.
Let's all pray for one another and even if it seems like a small thing, do good. Perhaps it's not such an impossible thing after all.
St. Rita, Pray For Us!