It’s ten in the morning, there are quite a few dirty dishes already. Hastily, I am getting a cup of cereal and my coffee together so I can zoom my formation teacher to start my first official class upon my reception into my local Third Order Lay Carmelite community. Chapter 13, with a focus on service. I have two children one husband, a cat, a dog and a raging headache. I kiss all of them (even the cat) and rush into the office and close
the door. I am both dissatisfied with leaving them, and a little glad for the time with my teacher and sisters in Christ.
“How do you think you can incorporate service into your station of life, how can you contemplate the Corporal works of Mercy and how can they hold hands with the Spiritual work of Mercy.”
I am feeling a familiar feeling of inadequacy.
“I don’t know Ms. Bernadette, it took me three days to paint my Christmas card this year…”
She chuckles, “let’s see it” I show her.
“I think you get the idea.”
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