Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Me too.

Today, when I was at work I was eating my lunch sandwich, as I always do. I made the sign of the cross, said a prayer, made the sign of the cross again and began to eat. Then I noticed that one of our students was staring at me. She is in a wheelchair, mostly deaf, and only says a few words from time to time. However, she is very sharp and joyous, often laughing and smiling.
After I said my lunch prayer, she looked at me and made her own sign of the cross and smiled. I turned my head a little bit, not expecting her to even notice me, nor to know what I was doing. She put her hands together as people do when they pray. I nodded, to confirm that I actually was praying. Then she nodded back. She smiled again, pointed to herself and said, "Me too." Then she laughed a bit and went back to what she was doing.
Even if she isn't talking to me, she's probably having much more meaningful conversations.



Anonymous said...

Ah, the power of prayer!

Christopher J said...

That's beautiful, my friend. Praise God!