WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS MISSING
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
What struck me when I first found St. Tom’s was the ability to actually have a Christian community, because growing up I never really had one. I was an Atheist for a while and when I came back to the Church, my church didn’t have a youth group. My family was like “why are you suddenly so into your faith,” so I didn’t have a Catholic-Christian community to be part of necessarily other than going to Mass on Sundays. And then I came to St. Tom’s and I found that community. I didn’t realize how much I had missed that until I found it again.
In my time at St. Tom’s I’d say the biggest realization for me was that God is in everyone, even if it’s not openly manifested, even if they’re not just smiling with the Joy of the Gospel. God is still in that person and you should treat them like that. That doesn’t always make it easy, trust me, I know that! But yeah, knowing that God is in everyone.
Mary Wires, Senior
Newman Housing Minister