Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Nursing Home Visit

I believe the greatest of all human sufferings is to feel alone. Visit someone this week who needs your company. You will bring the light of Christ to that person's life and you will learn more than you think.
- Mustard Seeds

My girls are blessed to be a part of a small, but fruitful Junior Legion of Mary group at our church. Aside from weekly meetings, they go out and do good works for the community. One these good deeds is visiting a local nursing. For this visit the kids made and decorated Christmas cards for the residents. We walked throughout the home, passing them out and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

The kids always have a good time during these visits, and the residents seem to enjoy it. O(3) got the hang of it fast and got to hand out cards with the big kids.  

 Our small group of Legionaries. Out of respect and dignity for the residents, I didn't snap any photos inside the homes. But I figured between buildings was fair game!

My goofball troop :) My oldest was at school-she didn't get to participate this time. I had to snap a picture fast, getting them all together lasts only a split second.

There is much suffering in the world - physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.