How reassuring it is to know that even in times of stress and uncertainty, many among us have experienced acts of kindness, concern, and love. Perhaps you have been approached by a neighbor who has offered to help with groceries; maybe you have made extra dinners for an acquaintance; maybe your kids are thriving collectively and sharing chores or help each other with schoolwork; maybe you witnessed a kindness among strangers that for some reason has stuck with you. Below is a collection of stories that show the people around us acting as Jesus’ hands and feet, spreading love and compassion.
Loving Your Neighbor Ah, yes. The 9/11 candle.In 2001, Ben and I were living in Wilmette. On the night of September 11th after it got dark, someone placed a lit candle on our sidewalk on the cement square where our walkway and the public sidewalk intersected. I remember looking out our front window and [...]