May 15, 2020

My Journey to God


I passed a beggar, gave him money from my pocket.
Did I give enough?
My co-worker yelled at me today, I absorbed her anger.
Was my response enough?
I hugged my crying child tightly, unable to say a word.
Did I love him enough?
I did not pray today.
Why can I never do enough?

Oh, my child.
The beggar ate today from your generosity.
Your co-worker calmed her soul after you gave her space to vent.
Your child was being teased and felt unloved until you cared.
You did pray today. I was the beggar, the co-worker, your son.
My beloved child, YOU are enough.

By Michael Barrett

(Michael Barrett is a member of St. Philip Neri Parish in Indianapolis.)

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