Frances H. Denny MBA, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! I have the great pleasure to appreciate volunteers all year long! Some of our volunteers are the members of the boards of the three corporations related to Catholic Charities. Volunteers work closely with administrative and management staff and with clients directly. There are a lot of ways to serve.
Just recently, I received a message of hope and loving challenge while sitting in church. I'd like to share it with you. Volunteers are acting on this call.
"Have you thought, really thought, about the extraordinary circumstances of being here today? That you have all been brought to this life at the same time . . . how close you are in proximity of time and place, how different you are from all people who have lived before you and of all people who will come after you? Can you get your mind around this amazing situation? Ponder it. This life is God's give to you and your life is God's gift to each other. Your life is special and has purposes. One of these is to love and serve your brothers and sisters, especially the weak and vulnerable. This is your time to serve one another."
We can join together to make our world more peaceful, more loving, more life-giving. We can provide for all of our babies and walk with those who suffer. Love is not only our best strategy, but also our path to holiness. Please join us as a volunteer.