Estimado(a) Hermanos y Hermanas.....
The days that have passed during this Lenten period have brought me into
His Presence in very unexpected ways...none which could be properly expressed
to you in my native tongue (or any other).
Yesterday, as we participated in a school ceremony at Kusayapu in Pachica,
a single word was uttered that seemed to say it all. All of the students
of the school, along with visiting parents and family members, the Bishop
of the Methodist Church of Chile, the District Superintendent, a dignitary
from the office of the Minister of Education in Chile, teachers and staff....all
made our way into the Comodore to share lunch with each other. The school
chaplain, Santiago Castellon, made his way to the center of the room and
you began to hear "shhhh´s"....the room grew quiet as we
prepared to receive the prayer before our meal......you could hear the chaplain´s
movement as all eyes were closed and as his quiet thoughts turned to concentrate
on God and the words he was about to speak. And in the midst of the silence
came the squeeky voice of a 2 year old.....amen . That was it......amen....in
his tiny, unformed vocal chords came a simple, quiet word that caused us
all to open our eyes, look at the smiling faces around us with great joy
in our hearts, and offer a round of applause for the simplicity of the act
of that 2 year old child.
My prayer for you is about as simple.....love....and the following site explains
it better than my fingers could find words to type. So, for this Holy Week,
I send you my heart that is filled with His Love and I want you to know it
overflows with love to you.
Volunteer, Iglesia Metodista de Chile
Mar 27, 2005