In the Homily in Mass Saturday, Father John talked out “Mountain Top Experiences.” Everyone has had them, but not everyone has taken the time to realize that they have. (The Homily was probably the only time Lennon and Isla were still and quiet during Mass.) A “Mountain Top Experience” is when you have had one on one contact with Jesus through your good works with another person. It is when you can look through someone’s eyes and realize you are not only helping that person, but you are also working with Jesus. “And the King will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'” Mathew 25:40. I can’t even count the number of “Mountain Top Experiences” I have had with not only Benjamin, but also with all the amazing kiddos I have worked with in the past. Some moments stand out more than others, but there is no time I feel closer to God then when I am with children.
Something that Father John didn’t mention, but that comes to my mind when discussing “Mountain Top Experiences,” is when you are on the receiving end and see Jesus through the eyes of the one who is generously lending a helping hand. It is not coincidental when you receive a call or a visit from someone just when you need it. We have been so blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends and family that have been there to “walk with us” in this journey. Last week, in the middle of a potential “melt down” situation, a friend was here, lending a hand (and washing dishes). 🙂 It wasn’t a coincidence that she was here, God had a hand in it. He worked through her, and thank goodness that he did. We all have our ups and downs, but being there for each other, can make the rough patches of our journey so much easier…even enjoyable.
My new bracelet… such a special gift.