In her Psalm Journal, Sister Joan Chittister tells this story: During World War II, a German widow hid Jewish refugees in her own home. As her friends discovered the situation, they became extremely alarmed. “You are risking your own well-being,” they told her. “I know that,” she said. “Then why,” they demanded, “do you persist in this foolishness?” Her answer was stark and to the point. “I am doing it,” she said, “because the time is now, and I am here.” What foolish risk are you willing to take today for the safety and well-being of someone in need?
By Christian Morris, OSB