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Lighting The Way | “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have!”

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LTW                May 27, 2014

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have!”   
This was the title of one of the articles in a recent National Catholic Reporter.  The author of this article, Catherine Henningsen, reflected that often times we are made aware of needs around us, and we wonder what we can do to assist the people in their problems. The problems always seem greater than what we can handle ourselves.  The author told of how her neighbor had shared his troubles with her – afraid that he would lose his house and his car because he could not afford his payments along with hospital bills for his daughter who was in a hospital fifty miles away.  Henningsen was struck, “What can I do?”  Then she remembered she had a friend who ran a crediting agency.  Henningsen gave her neighbor a couple business cards from her friend, urging him to try calling them.  The next day the neighbor returned with a smile, and a “thank you!”  He felt confident that he would now be able to keep his house & car, and still be able to get the proper medical help for his daughter.


“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have!”  God does not ask us to do the extra-ordinary.  He asks us to do what we can here & now – with what we have available to us now.  I thought this was something I wanted to remember, maybe you will find it helpful, also.


God bless you! 

Sister Marilyn Dunn, PBVM   (

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