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Who are we leaving out? That's the question we are challenged to answer as we explore what it means to be part of a community of faith. There are so many people on the margins of our society who are too often neglected. The poor...the lonely...the disenfranchised...those challenged by illness.
We can all be like the disciples in the scripture reading from the Acts of the Apostles who recognized the plight of the widows among them and took action. Might there be people in need in our community or even our homes who feel neglected? There are many ways to take action. Join a ministry in your parish or community with a mission to help others. Volunteer at a charity or non-profit organization. Pay closer attention to loved ones who may get lost in the busyness of our daily lives.
May the spirit and wisdom of God help us recognize the needs of others.