Tuesday, November 13, 2012
gratitude: st. francis
I felt at home the first time I went to mass here. Upon moving to Milwaukee, Paul and I began church shopping, looking for a church that clicked with our spiritualities. Luckily, we didn't have to search long before finding St. Francis.
The folks at St. Francis make hospitality a habit, and I felt welcomed from our first visit. The St. Francis community is also just that - a community. I've appreciated how authentic it feels, especially considering how racially, culturally, and economically diverse the church is. Diversity is great in a church community, but it takes a special place to use diversity as a unifying strength and not allow it to completely divide people into separate groups.
I feel so lucky to have a place I can go each week that I feel welcomed and at home, a place where my absence is noticed when I don't show up. I especially appreciate the meals after mass where I can catch up with friends and meet new people. St. Francis has become our Milwaukee family and for that I am so grateful.