Sister Saturday

I spent Saturday with the Little Sisters of the Poor. We walked all over DC visiting various sites that are special to their community. We visited their first home here in the district, where their community cared for recently freed slaves who had nowhere to go. We prayed. We walked. We visited their second home on H street where they cared for the elderly poor for one hundred years, relying on the generosity of others and the tenacity of their sisters who beg for food to feed their residents.  

It was hot, guys. We walked a lot.

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It was a great, great day. One of the sisters is in her 80s. She walked 7 miles without stopping or falling behind. What a woman!

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When I got home and flopped on the couch (where I remained the rest of the afternoon) I thought of that 80 year old sister and how she went home. And she didn’t rest. She got home and served dinner to the residents she cares for and then she helped them to bed.
I should hang out with those women more often. #squadgoals