Friday, July 6, 2012

trip update - jeanette

Here are some words from Jeanette after yesterday's day in Haiti...
I think some people believe that Haiti can't move forward because in the rural areas they haven't solved for the basics: electricity, water and infrastructure. That may be true but today this thought came to me: Don't we do the same thing when we measure spirituality? Can we assume that parishes with the biggest church or the largest crowds are the most blessed by God? After spending a week in Labrande I know better! The spiritual condition here is overwhelmingly uplifting. Ephesians 4:2 calls us to "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." I see the parishioners of St. Anne's as long suffering, but extremely kind and hopeful. We just returned from the most beautiful Mass and Adoration ceremony. The church was filled with the voices of strong, resilient women who love the Lord and are joyful each and every day. It just brought us to tears!

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