|Many friends and family gathered together to celebrate a special|
someone's 70th birthday.
Sometimes offering someone the gift of your presence looks like attending a party in their honor, being there for a special Mass or a meal. Other times, presence means listening attentively to a person who's suffering in mind, body, and/or spirit. It can look like a daughter holding her father's hand as he takes his last breath or a mother cheering her son on at a soccer game. There are many ways in which we can be present to others.
|These lovely ladies brightened the room and Cursillo team formation|
with their smiles and enthusiasm.
|A friend who lived nearby used to come and visit while I was |
nannying for the three silly sisters. As any parents or caregivers
of young children can attest. It's nice to have other lovers of little
people to come join the fun.
|Being there in person to offer encouragement and support|
on the day someone you care about turns in their
application for seminary.
|Showing up to be a peaceful, prayerful presence outside of an|
abortion clinic, ready with information about pregnancy resources,
adoption, and post-abortion healing retreats.