“You did for Me”

What a joy it has been serving the poor, disabled, and dying in Kolkata! There have been so many graces from the Lord and I am so thankful to be serving His children. The other day, a sister from the Missionaries of Charity shared her vocation story, and I would like to share some of it with you. 12 years ago, this sister came to Kolkata looking for healing in her own heart. She said there was a black hole in her heart from the previous choices she had made in her past. It was in Kolkata that she found Jesus, and she gave her life to Him. She said her life was changed by looking at the crucifix and reading the words “I Thirst”. Through these words, the Lord showed her that He is a God who thirsts for His children. As her heart started to be transformed by Christ, there came a moment when she was passing out blankets to homeless people on the streets. She saw a man lying there, and he was almost dead. She picked his head up and put it on her lap. The man opened his eyes, and she said all she could see was Jesus Christ Himself. She is now a sister for the Missionaries of Charity and is prepared to make her final vows later on this year.

I am so thankful to be able to hear such an amazing story. Christ is present in India and all over the world! The verse that comes to mind on this trip is “What you did for the least of my brothers, you did for Me.” The Lord has given me a deeper understanding in that by serving the poor, disabled, and dying, we are serving Him. Please pray for the Missionaries of Charity as they continue to serve God in such a beautiful way.

-Nick Baker

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