“Day by Day”

I have been struggling with getting my email straighten out today.  I went to the hospital to visit a man who is impoverished, alone.  I found myself sitting there thinking of how lonely so many people are in life, how I could wind up in the same situation.  I went to the Haight and did outreach.  Spent time with 21 year old Shawn, who sells pot, and he was nervous because of police presence. I came home and did outreach with Jim Quesada and his two people working with him on a study of speed users. Walking through the Tenderloin I was struck about the loneliness, the isolation of people. Today I thought a lot about how much evil there is in the world, and the desperation that comes from the pain we cause each other.  I read a quote tonight: “Our Lady said “yes” for the human race. Each one of us must echo that yes for our lives.” (Caryll Houselander)  Mary said “yes” by giving birth to Jesus, and Jesus said yes by his crucifixion, because of that yes we to must say yes to humanity, and not give up hope. And so I continue the journey with the same hope that Mary had and Jesus lived out. Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

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