We were privileged to be accompanied on our mission by Patrice Swick, Social Justice Director for the Diocese of Erie and our guest blogger for today.
As our time here in El Paso comes to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Sisters of St. Joseph for such a beautiful collaboration as we walked this Road to El Paso together. The Social Justice and Life office’s blog is called ‘encountering Love’ and Deb, Betsy and myself have certainly done just that. For twelve days we served and accompanied over 840 refugees. We encountered Love, encountered God, in every woman, man, and child we were blessed to hand a plate of food, distribute clothing to, or simply pass on a smile. This encounter does not end once we board our plane to travel back to the Diocese of Erie. An encounter is always a transformative process, and we will each discover this transformation in our own way. As we return to Erie to share what we have seen and most importantly what we have learned, my prayer is that the Spirit guides our words and opens the hearts of those who will hear our stories. Thank you for your continued prayers.
Please feel welcomed to read my own blog – encountering Love – https://encounteringlovesjl.blogspot.com/