Thoughts on Grace . They are moments of rest in God, just being rather than doing. They can be planned or may just come upon us by surprise.
Today, I attended the noon Mass. When I think of the words "rest in God" it often brings to mind a lady from my Church . She is a tiny little bird of a thing whom I often see during the weekday Masses. I do not know her but I often smile whenever I think of her. You see...almost everytime she receives Communion she passes out. At first, the priest temporarily stopped giving her communion [he didn't want her to get hurt] but now they seemed to have worked out a good plan. A minute or two before Communion, she gets up out of her seat and moves to the front row and seats herself next to Ann. Ann is a big-hearted strong lady who helps my mother and I clean the Church and center sometimes. Our priest gives the tiny lady Communion, seated, and Ann puts out her arms and catches her when she passes out. I love watching this, it never fails to make me smile. It's not just the lady who passes out that gets to me [though I do wonder what happens when she's out], it's the teamwork between Ann, the priest and the lady. When I see Ann's strong arms around her, it sometimes moves me to tears. Ann didn't want the lady to not be able to receive communion so she offered to catch her. And she does every time. How the Lord must be touched by this loving gesture....I know I am. This is truly Christian charity. Ann may not see what this lady sees, but I ask this: Who is more blessed here?