A Look Inside My Search

In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.

07 March 2012

Almsgiving Revisited

I had surgery on my foot 17 February 2012. I thought I was ready for the recovery. I wasn't. I had no idea how dependent I would be on others for even the simplest of things. As I sat with my foot propped up day after day for the first week, I realized that my Lenten journey was all about receiving alms. For me almsgiving has always been about what I was giving, never about what I was receiving. Yet this Lent I found that I was not only being called to receive, but to also ask.

Ask for what you need then wait for it to be brought to you. I have had to learn to not bombard people with my asking, and also wait patiently while they got what I wanted when they could.

Struggle? It sure is.
Are you willing to receive the alms someone has to give you or are you preoccupied with giving, ignoring the receiving?
I invite you to learn about the receiving of alms this Lenten Season.