Chelsea, MI

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This report comes to us from team leader Kathleen with our St. Mary team in Chelsea, MI:

I can’t stop thinking about a 12 to 14 year old homeless girl coming up to the SPSE table this past Friday night in Ann Arbor asking for a Rosary. She had never seen one before. Her homeless adult “caregiver” (or parent?) was standing nearby talking and munching on a sandwich provided by our parish Feed the Hungry ministry. The young girl I knew wasn’t interested in having a lengthy discussion about the Rosary, prayer or God, and I wasn’t about to try. “Of course you can, I said with a smile. Here you are and you can have this prayer card too! God loves you!” That young lady, that precious child of God, reminds me so much of my granddaughter who’s about her same age. Two days later, it’s all I can do to not cry in fear and worry for that child! I hope she reads the prayer card I gave her and that reading it often will help her continue to feel safe, loved and cared for. Please pray with me for her.

“Go and spread the Good News”, if taken literally as I believe we are called to do, has some tremendous, unforeseen and sometimes heart rendering consequences, doesn’t it??

Praised be Jesus Christ!