It brings tears to me every single year, especially during the food collection day. The kids go around to collect food from the parish offices so that they can then give it to the Sisters to use for the poor. They are told that they will "beg for food" and that is what they do. I asked C today, "what happens when someone tells you they can't or won't help?" She replied, "we say 'God bless you' just like we do to the people who do help!" What a beautiful skill to teach these precious ones. To love everyone as a child of God, even those who are unable to do anything for you, especially when your task involves sacrifice for someone in need.
We are blessed.