Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Joan Chittister: Heart Makes Ministry

In her most web column From Where I Stand  in The National Catholic Reporter, Sister Joan Chittister tells us the incredible story of how Lopi LaRoe, "artist and printmaker in her soul, New York television and theater stagehand on her tax form" felt a tug to respond to the recent problems in Haiti. 

Here is a short excerpt.
Some ministries in life a person can spend a lifetime planning. Like how to become a paramedic or how to join the fire department or how to go about being an advocate for people in need.

But there are other kinds of ministry in life, equally important to many but modeled by few. These are the ministries we never consciously seek out ourselves but that seem to seek us out on their own. Then they erupt in us when we least expect it.
The blog post, entitled It's the Heart that Makes the Ministry, is touching and inspiring and will definitely put a smile on your face.

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