REFLECT – You haven’t quite lived a full life until you’ve met Donnie Swipel. To be clear, Donnie isn’t a real person, but an imaginary character that my daughter Ella pretends to be at times. Usually, there’s some sort of disguise and funny voice that accompanies Donnie’s random, hilarious appearances. The disguises of little kids always make me smile.
Today’s video is part 2 of a mini-series on Mother Teresa. One of the things she asked of the Missionary of Charity Sisters was that they saw Jesus in the “distressing disguise of the poor” and in the Eucharist. My prayer is that this week you will have the joy of a child as you see Jesus in the hidden presence of bread and in the poor.
SHARE – As you try to see Jesus in the “distressing disguise of the poor,” do one tangible thing this week to love Jesus in them. Mother Teresa loved to remind people they don’t need to come to Calcutta to do something beautiful for God. She would tell people, “Find your own Calcutta.” Love the poor where you live this week.
PRAY – Jesus, please help me to see you in the disguise of the poor and in the disguise of the Eucharist. Grow in my heart a burning love for you in both these distressing disguises that I may know you more. Amen
What’s ultimate in your life? This week’s podcast episode is an invitation to move from the trained answer to making Jesus our real answer. The Catholic Saint featured in this episode is St. Charles Borromeo. You can be holy. You can be a saint.