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    Rediscover the Saints - Beast Lent Ever

    Ms. Phyllis

    This year’s BEST LENT EVER content is drawn from Matthew Kelly’s new book: Rediscover the Saints.

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    BEST LENT EVER is made possible by the generous support of The Ambassador’s Club.

    Phyllis was there every Sunday, every Sunday in the infant room in her church, the infant room where moms and dads could drop off their children, their infants, their newborns to be watched. Phyllis was there every week, and she would take a baby and rock that child and love that child and sing over that child and pray over that child and sometimes even make a blanket for that child. And one-by-one, she would do that for each of the children in the infant room.

    She'd send prayer letters and prayer cards to the moms and dads letting know that those families and those children were being prayed for specifically by Phyllis every week, every day. She was so beloved that, every year once a year, the whole church would have a luncheon to love her and to honor her and to celebrate her as she made her way into her 80s and still stationed herself in that rocking chair in the infant room every week just to love kids, to speak her love over them.

    And she was so faithful about it. So faithful about those little acts of love and holding those children and rocking those infants. I remember pulling into the church parking lot one day, and it's pouring down rain, and there's Phyllis pulling into the handicapped space, opening the door very slowly of her old car, opening up a little walker, stabilizing herself ,and then slowly but surely making her way into the church so that she could make her way to her place in that rocking chair in the infant room just to love babies.

    Rocking a baby—it just sounds so simple, doesn't it? Loving a baby just sounds so simple until you begin to think of the hundreds of kids that Phyllis rocked and loved over all those years. Little things done with great love.

    Transcript (Español)

    Phyllis estaba allí cada domingo, todos los domingos en la guardería de su iglesia, la sala para niños donde las madres y los padres pueden dejar a sus hijos, a sus bebés, a sus recién nacidos para que los cuiden. Phyllis estaba allí todas las semanas, ella cargaba un niño, arrullaba a ese niño y amaba a ese niño y le cantaba a ese niño y rezaba por ese niño y a veces incluso hacía una manta para ese niño. Uno por uno, ella hacia eso por cada uno de los niños en la guardería.

    Ella enviaba cartas y tarjetas de oración a las mamás y papás para hacerles saber que estaban rezando por ellos y por sus niños, era Phyllis quien específicamente lo hacía cada semana, cada día. Ella era tan amada que, cada año una vez al año, toda la iglesia tenía un almuerzo para amarla y honrarla y celebrarla hasta que llegó a los 80 años y aun así todavía se sentaba en la mecedora de la guardería cada semana para simplemente darle a esos niños su amor, para derramar su amor sobre ellos.

    Ella era muy fiel en su labor. Con mucha fidelidad hacia esos pequeños gestos de amor, cargar a los niños y arrullar a los recién nacidos. Yo recuerdo cuando, un día, entre al estacionamiento de la iglesia, estaba lloviendo muy fuerte, y Phyllis se estaba parqueando en el espacio para discapacitados, lentamente, abrió la puerta de su auto viejo saco un andador, se estabilizó, y luego lentamente pero con seguridad camino hacia la iglesia para poder llegar a aquella mecedora en la guardería para simplemente darle amor a los bebés.

    Arrullar a un bebe suena tan simple, ¿verdad? Amar a un bebé suena tan simple hasta que empiezas a pensar en los cientos de niños que Phyllis arrolló y amó durante todos esos años. Pequeñas cosas hechas con gran amor.

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