Several times a year Pope Francis delivers thoughtful messages to his main audience, the Roman Catholic church. However, many of his topics resonate with all people. Just a couple of days ago in his Lenten message, he said:
"No matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh continually, if you do no good to others, you do nothing great.”What do you know! Even the Pope is suggesting we do Random Acts of Kindness. He goes on to say that
"Lent is a favorable time for showing concern for others by small yet concrete signs of our belonging to the one human family."I kept the Pope's words in mind when I ran into an acquaintance who looked like she was having a really bad day. As we started talking, it became obvious it had been a bad MONTH. I had a lot of errands to run, but instead of cutting the conversation short I took the time to listen to her.
Five years ago today: Signs Of Spring