This evening one of our catacomb deacons called to tell me about her new ministry. She lives in a nursing care facility and no one knows that she is ordained. Recently, a nurse came to her and asked if she would pray with and anoint a person who was dying. The nurse said that something inside of her told her to get our catacomb deacon to accompany the dying woman.
God sometimes works in strange ways and matches our gifts to others needs. In this case, the nurse wanted to provide a loving presence to accompany a person to the threshold of heaven. She "knew" who to call! God is always already there leading and guiding us, finding angels of mercy to be there in our hour of need. All we have to do is trust that God will provide for us and that God will use us if we are open to love and serve others in need.
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org