April 24, 2020: THE FACE OF GOD
Every day we are blessed to see the face of God in the faces of our young people.
Always a blessing prior to the pandemic, it’s even more so now.
The beauty of our young people—with or without masks—is the oxygen that propels us forward.
Sure, we might have to slow down and take a closer look to see God’s face in each of our masked children. That’s not a bad thing.
In the midst of the pandemic, we find ourselves reaching out more—to our children, our siblings, and our close friends.
We also pray a whole lot more… obviously a good thing.
Yesterday, I was reflecting with my wife Ginny. Taking stock, I asked:
“I believe you and I are in a good place? I think I’m in a pretty good place with our own kids? And with our Covenant House family? Most importantly, I don’t have any beefs with God?”
Sweet as ever, she responded:
“Isn’t the more important question—does God have any beefs with you?”
Ginny is so loving, so gentle… and so wise. And she puts up with me.
More than anything else, the pandemic is first and foremost a spiritual journey.
Love God. Love the poor and vulnerable.
Like all of us, I am a work in progress—but I will keep working at it. And along the way, I will continue to enjoy seeing the face of God in each one of our (186) youth and children.
Please continue to pray for them, and be assured of our prayers for you and your loved ones.
Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me…”