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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Spirituality: It is too late

I recently heard a story by a retreatant about Sr. Carolyn, who taught elementary school. She was regarded as one of the best teachers in the school and she liked to teach Second Grade. The principal would send her the difficult students because she had a way of working with them. One day, Jimmy was transferred to her class because he was disruptive in another class. Jimmy was fine for the first few days and then began to act out. On the fifth day, he was particularly agitated and was affecting the entire class. Sr. Carolyn pulled Jimmy into a safe space where she could speak to him. She laid her hands on his shoulders and looked at him squarely in the eyes and said, "Jimmy, It is too late. I already love you."

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