The act of community forged on the bus was transient; it lasted an instant and yet it was God's grace, perfectly delivered to his child in her moment of need.
The young woman hugged me as she got up to go, thanking me and the praying fellow-passengers. As the bus pulled away, I continued to pray for her as she made her way to her job interview. Little did she realize that in reaching out to me in her need, she helped me to live in full my religious consecration. It is there, in those moments, my ‘sisterliness' becomes a vehicle for God to manifest His love.
Sister Lisa M. Doty is a Canossian Sister who blogs at Nunspeak. This piece was adapted from her October 22 entry Bus Stop Fellowship. Her previous contribution to the Habit of Witness series can be read here.