The Word Among Us

Lent 2021 Issue

The Healing Gift of Friendship

I Found God in the Friend Who Stood by Me

By: Judy Vaughan

The Healing Gift of Friendship: I Found God in the Friend Who Stood by Me by Judy Vaughan

“Yes, I’d love to help!” replied a cheerful voice on the other end of the phone. Soon after graduating from college, I got involved in my local parish and had been trying to enlist volunteers for the new parish food pantry for days, without any luck. I knew nothing about running a ministry like this, but I’m glad that didn’t stop me—because that’s where I met a woman who would change my life.

Jeanne was not only available but enthusiastic about helping out. We began the work by driving to countless discount stores and manufacturing...

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