The City on a Hill

"Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King Jr. 

Coming back from a trip is always hard... but when they rock your world a little bit, it leaves you feeling all messed up inside. 

We knew it would be this way, especially for the man child. The minute he heard his dad announce the trip to the high school students, he started talking about wanting to go.  After talking about it some, we decided he was ready. Yes, he would probably see and experience things beyond his age, but if you know this kid, well, he's beyond his age.  Plus, we don't want our kids to grow up in a bubble. We want them to know the world and love it and all the people in it with all their hearts. 

We did a lot of things while in Boston, but the main thing goal was try to show love in the name of Jesus and his Church. It wasn't anything major, in fact some might look at us and wonder why we were even there. 

People didn't understand why we were giving out free coffee and granola bars at the train stops... To show them they are loved. 

People didn't understand why we were feeding homeless people in the city center... to show them they are loved too. 

Then people REALLY didn't understand why we walked around the city simply praying for the people... so that they know they are loved, even if they don't understand it. 

We may not live in Boston, but we love the city and it's people so much. 

And opening our little man's heart wide for the people there was just icing on the cake. He's still asking questions about things we saw and experienced, and we'll continue answering them as they come... and then maybe it will be time to go back.

Until next time Boston. You're awesome.