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Camino De Santiago

Along with a group very special friends, my brother Tim, and two Priests, we will be walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain beginning in August. Please friend me "Deacon Pat Kearns" on Facebook to follow the journey. I realize with limited internet, Facebook will be the easiest way to share the journey. I will share more on the blog when I return. I am also looking forward to using the experience in the current novel I am work on "Climbing Out of the Darkness."

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Touched By Grace

It happened to me again today.
A person came up to me and stated the she had been thinking about me. She mentioned something that I had said some time ago and that it had stuck.
I had forgotten that I had ever stated such a thing, until she reminded me.
It was a brief spiritual conversation.
I then began to think.
Do we really know what situations in our lives and in our conversations that have some sort of impact on others?
I am often surprised by the insignificant conversations or situations that later I am told were huge events in other's lives.
I wonder how many times a simple word, or short conversation, also received a little help by God, and the receiver heard something significant in the conversation; something that touched them deep in their heart and soul.
As I reflect back on my life, I can recall a variety of events that at the time I didn't give much significance to, but now reflecting on them, they were literally transformational in my life.
Do we truly know the power, positive and negative, in our actions; especially when they are joined by God or by the devil?
If we understood this concept clearly, do you think we would want to think through our behaviors and reactions a little more before we acted.
How many times have we caused great hurt in someone and we walk away without knowing the harm we have caused.
I pray that I can be aware of the consequences of my actions, be aware of how I affect others, and pray that the Grace of God will intervene, especially when I act contrary to the way I should, and never place undue distress on others.

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