6/14/12 | 340 views
Inspired to Act
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to an article written by Twenty Something columnist Christina Capecchi in the April 5 issue. I am a 40-something female and a fellow Catholic. It was inspiring to read an article where the Holy Spirit was present.
Christina wrote about two special people among the 32 who had died in January aboard the cruise liner Costa Concordia after the ship struck a reef. Barb and Jerry Heil were the only Americans to perish. They were devout Catholics and very involved with their church community. I wouldn’t have known about their legacy if I did not read about them in Catholic New York.
I found the tribute to Barb and Jerry touching. It reinforced that being Catholic is not something we do on Sunday. A lot of people forget that we should always be more like Jesus in our everyday interactions with people. Sometimes all it takes is a simple smile or kind word. We all have a special gift or talent to share with someone. In the end we all have the same destination, heaven. l hope and pray that whoever reads this letter will act on it. Each church offers some way for parishioners to get involved. Don’t be afraid, the Holy Spirit will guide you.
Remember to be a Catholic every day, not just on Sunday!
God bless Christina for writing her article. May Barb and Jerry rest in peace. One day I will see you all in heaven.
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