Blog Posts from March, 2017

What is Unconditional Kindness?

Img 0362 Is it when a total stranger leaves a $450 tip for a struggling waitress? Or, is it when a child’s face is lite up when a stranger shares his/her last cookie while having dinner at a community meal room? Or, is it when a homeless person gives his last $1.00 to a stranger, enabling that person to get a new pair of eye glasses?

A Prayer of Thanks For Barbara

Father God, we thank you for the life and legacy of Barbara Ann Davis-Blackwell. Thank you for allowing her to spending time with us at Capuchin Community Services’ House of Peace site. Her compassion for people and her desire to empower them will live.

Celebrating Friendship

Red-rose-valentine-day Last month, many celebrated St. Valentine’s Day. But it has a record of hazy history. Some say that two men named “Valentine” were martyred on February 14th, 3rd century A.D. They have been honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day ever since. A few weeks ago at our St. Ben’s site, one of our guests, Dan, joyfully wished me a “Happy Valentine’s Day.” I was pleasantly surprised with the greeting and wished him the same. Then he went on to tell me that he had just wished someone else out on the sidewalk a “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Unfortunately, he had not gotten the same response he had gotten from me.