That is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks,
The ultimate, the last test and proof.
The work for which all other work is but preparation”
~Rainer Maria Rilke~
"Jesus, you told a powerful story of a person who stopped on a risky road to care for someone’s wounds. Help me also to stop at the unpleasant places in my life, to be present to those who need a touch of love, especially on those days when my life is moving hurriedly and intensely. Grant me the courage to be less fearful of reaching out and walking with others who need a gesture of kindness and care (Lk. 10:29-37)." ~Joyce Rupp~