Photos by Nancy Bauer, OSB
Author: Miriam Ardolf, OSB
A casual conversation with a middle-aged man: The question was asked of him, “How is life treating you?” His reply was “Excellent. Excellent. Everything is going so well and I thank God each day for the new day and how well everything is going. I’m at the point of asking God what I can do for Him.” Now that is a new thought since we tend to keep asking God for what we want or need. So what can we do for God? Maybe this Year of Mercy can give us some hints. God is likely to be appreciative of our being kind to someone we are not very fond of; of volunteering to help someone; of forgiving a person whose actions or words hurt us; of speaking to others about the good qualities of people rather than their drawbacks; of accepting all people. What are you going to do to help God?