I started a new job this year. RCIA and Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, a much bigger responsibilty than I had at my previous parish. My first week there I was a little overwhelmed. I used the analogy I have heard before when you are learning something new, it’s like drinking water from a fire hose. I feel at the start of any new job it can be like that. But I have souls I will be responsible for catechizing, for converting. Am I up to your task Lord? On the way in I said a prayer, “Lord, give me the grace to do your will in this position. Give me the grace to get through this period of learning the role. Lord, just give me Grace.”
I arrived at work. Outside my office door I saw a little crucifix on the floor. The kind of crucifix you may see on a rosary bracelet, almost like a little charm. Oh, I thought,somebody lost the crucifix to their rosary bracelet. I began to walk down the hall. I stopped in each office asking if anybody had lost this crucifix. No, no, no, people said. Eventually I ran into my boss. She said, “oh we knew we dropped that on the floor, but we couldn’t find it. I decided that whoever found it needed Grace for the day. Susan Skinner, there is your Grace. I took that crucifix to Rome with me and had it Blessed by Pope Francis. It’s for you now, your Grace.” I was dumbfounded! – Seriously Lord! You tangibly handed me Grace. You are an awesome God! And that my friends, was a definitive God moment. It is through God alone that I breathe and am able to be where I am. Blessings to all of you reading this and may your day be filled with Grace.