November 14, 2007

A mother of a teen called me out of the blue today.  Phone calls with her usually last about 40 minutes.  This one was short.  She wanted to tell me about a priest from Oklahoma! she had read about in the diocesan newspaper who has services where he blesses teens who are about to begin driving.

Right before we hung up, she said, “Oh, there’s this other thing I wanted to read to you:  A true missionary is someone who arrives where he is needed, but not wanted and leaves when he is not needed, but wanted.

How’s that for the sky opening up.

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