In Guatemala, I continue to learn more and more deeply life's lessons of wisdom and faith.
As I held a sick infant in the hospital in San Cristobal, looking into her wide eyes and trying to coax her into sucking her bottle, I reflected on the value of the moment in GOD'S TIME.
"The subtle ways our society schools us to the error of equating being with doing, human value with productivity, efficiency, results, something to show!" (Reflections on Simplicity by Elaine M. Prevallet, p7)
In GOD'S TIME when GOD is the CENTER and GOD is in CONTROL, my experience is that I will not measure the value of time, or use of gifts or energy, by the human standards listed in the quote above.
As I gazed into the eyes of Juana, I felt that I was IN GOD's TIME. I was no longer the center of my universe, the universe, but both Juana and I were two tiny, tiny specks in the universe created and held by our good God. My importance was reduced to the level of a tiny speck in the universe. It was from this perspective that both Juana and I were important to one another. We were the whole world to one another in that moment with God. I believe that this experience reflects viewing and valuing life as God does...or rather as God is.
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012