Eunice Kennedy Shriver's gift from God
Her dear sister Rosemary's miraculous life
That is why one of the most-important prayers we can ever say is, "God, let me see as You do."
As He shares everything with us, God shared His Loving Knowledge of Rosemary with her sister Eunice. Extending His Unstoppable Love through Rosemary and into Eunice's heart and soul, she suddenly "knew" that Rosemary was no lesser Creation of God — but a special Gift of God to be nurtured and treasured.
Thus began her life's work, which we honor today.
Always remember Rosemary. Think of her when you visit a parent or loved one "suffering" from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Think of her when you "see" the poor and the sick, the addicted and the imprisoned, the homeless and the sick of heart and mind.
Then, ask to see this as God Sees it. Let His Holy Spirit transform your "vision" into God's Reality — even if it is just a glimmer of What Truly Is.
I can tell you what you will see looking back at you from that hospital bed or homeless shelter: God's Own Eyes of Love.
God bless you all! Requiescat in pace, Rosemary and Eunice.
— Father Tim
Father Tim is a Jesuit missionary, trained in New York and Boston, who writes about the spiritual side of life. An Irish-American, he loves hearing from readers – not about theological arguments, but real-life issues that matter to you. He’s a friend you can trust, and you will always be in his prayers. You can read his blog here.