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Individuals in our Adult Disability Ministry (Residential and Supported Independent Living) were welcomed to a Christmas supper at the Wainwright Catholic Social Services office last week.
“True compassion… is our willingness to go and be with the other, especially… those who are on the edges, the marginalized, those who have no voice. That’s what true compassion looks like.”
For some Christians, an incongruity is apparent between the modern explorations, discoveries and lessons of science on the one hand, and some of the tenets of our Faith tradition on the other (evolution set against literal creationism).
In the 1500s, St. Peter Claver spent most of his life in Colombia welcoming people who were brought to that country in the horrific slave trade. St. Claver often took a small boat out to greet these, his fellow human beings, with food, water, and clothing while they were still chained on their ships. He would also spend time visiting leprosy patients in hospitals, and visiting prisoners. His message to all of these people was simple: You matter.
Struggling with her son’s anger management issues and her husband’s depression, Jacquie – and her family – were able to establish a stronger unity through our counselling services in Red Deer.