Sunday, 04 February 2024 09:56

Thought of Father Louis-Marie Parent, O.M.I. / Reflection (5)

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Happiness is an attitude of the spirit which we ourselves create by the way we accept and use the present moment. Father Louis-Marie Parent, O.M.I.

Reflection on Father Parent's thinking :

Like each of you, I'm committed to spreading charity in my community, and I'd like to share a few examples of my current experience in this residence of 13 autonomous people, of whom I'm ALMOST the eldest:

Still driving the car, visiting lonely or sick people, offering services in simplicity at church or elsewhere, responding to a resident's invitation to watch a TV program together where we so often conclude with a prayer, stopping at the table of a young disabled person to take an interest in his experiences, talking about current affairs or eating an “ice cream” together!

The opportunity to prepare a Eucharistic celebration in two residences each month helps to forge bonds of fraternity, share A TIME TO LIVE the faith of OUR baptism and encourage mutual help!

In our residence, I often ask a blind friend with a beautiful voice and an excellent memory to choose songs that she knows and suggest them to the group. It's a great way to make the most of her talents AND SOW JOY IN HER HEART!

These are some simple ways to spread charity in my community!

Elise Bélanger, Haute-Gaspésie

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