Just recently while visiting the Emmanuel sisters in Bafut, I had the opportunity to attend a “Come Together ” along with our 3 postulants. The event was a gathering of people with disabilities for a time of sharing, singing and enjoying a meal provided by the Agape Unity Program. This program, started by Sr. Judith, also bound to a wheelchair most of her life, has taken on their care as best as they are able to raise funds.
Our postulants were able to take part to help distribute food items for each one to take home, truly a good experience for them.
As it turned out, lunch was late in arriving (as in very late) and all waited patiently using the time to sing praises. I confess here I was with my faculties intact , guilty of annoyance at the late lunch and here these people were, not giving in to grumbling or complaints. They were simply grateful for those who were giving of themselves to see that they were taken care of, something rare in Cameroon.
I went away from there knowing that I must make more of an effort to be grateful, no matter what.