Blog Posts from September, 2018
Had another sobering day today. A gentleman came into visit me and reminded me that I had worked several years with his son about 15 years ago. I couldn’t place him until I saw his picture. The son, my former youth program participant, was 23 years old. The poor man was so bereaved. His son had just been shot and killed over on Alter Road last weekend. They are lighting candles and keeping vigil over on Alter Road and Frankfort Streets. All I could do to is cry and grieve with him.
Volunteers at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen reflect the Capuchin core value of joyful service through their willingness to offer something of themselves to their sisters and brothers.
Hospitality is about creating a space at the table. It’s more than just creating a physical space, but also about creating a mental and spiritual space for guests.
I just came in on a Saturday afternoon to get some quiet work done, and a hand waved at me from a vehicle parked on the street. I recognized the car and the man “Thomas” who owed me a little loan I had given him to get through the month. Today is the first of the month. He gladly paid me back adding an extra $5.00 in gratitude, and we chatted. He had more car troubles that he is addressing, and the car is his home. I gave back the $5.00 saying, “I think you need this more than I do right now.” He humbly and gratefully accepted it as he talked about getting some food to eat.