Last week I spent three days in El Salvador, three days packed with visits, with buying a stole and a processional Gospel book, and with a visit to Romero’s tomb.
Thursday night I spent in Suchitoto. Friday morning I saw Sister Peggy O’Neill at breakfast. We talked a bit. I felt particularly blessed by our thoughtful discussion on my coming ordination to the permanent diaconate.
As I left she gave me a great hug and said, “Know that you are loved.”
I was floored, partly because that is a message I need to hear – very day.
I need to remind myself that I am loved.
I don’t have to prove myself. I don’t have to be perfect.
I am loved.
I am loved by God.
And I experience the love of God in the love of so many people.
What a way to prepare for my ordination – remembering that I am loved.