Embracing the Leper Service & Reflection Paper

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Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. This quote from Romans 12:6-8 is a perfect example as to why service is important. This quote displays a how God has blessed us with gifts, and because he has done this it is our obligation to help those in need.
When I first chose my service project I was unsure of where to go. There are so many great organizations that help people in need in our area. However there was one that I believed truly stood out as one that Francis as an opportunity to truly “Embrace the leper” and that was by volunteering at St. Joseph hospital. I had started volunteering at St. Joseph hospital when I was a freshman in high school but had since fallen away from this service. But as the opportunity arose once again, I decided that this would be the perfect opport...

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