A little sharing

God is reflected in the smile and eyes of the children

Today I would like to share with you my little work that I do with the ones that Jesus loves more, namely children.

‘’When Jesus Christ asked little children to come to him, he didn’t say only rich children or white children or children with two – parents families or children who didn’t have a mental or physical handicap. He said let all children come unto me’’ (Marian Wright Edelman)

Three months ago, I started to go once a week to Saint Vincent House in Ein Kareem. A Home for Children and Young Adults with special needs.

When I first stepped into this house, I could see the variety of ‘flowers’ that God has in his garden and this variety makes the garden wonderful. Like the flowers, every child is special and unique. This uniqueness of the children together makes this world beautiful.

Behind every child there is a story and maybe a dream. A dream that sometimes doesn’t come out because they are not able to speak or to demonstrate their dream. But it is not the dream that make them happy. Their happiness is us: the volunteers, the staff, the sisters, their parents or relatives that live among them all the time.

A few are fascinated by music, by the environment, by the universe, by colour. But above all, they are fascinated by the gestures that come from love.

My way of showing love for them is to sing for them. The music is the connection between our hearts. In this little gesture that I can do for them I find the love of God who fills my heart with love and makes me capable of sharing it with the children.

I am so grateful for this opportunity! Thank you!

Iulia NDS, novice
Ein Karem 10.02.2019