The Face of God

Sr. Joye Gros, OP

Sr. Joye Gros is currently serving the refugees in El Paso through the direction of Annunciation House.


It’s not that I didn’t know to look for the face of God.  It’s just that I was overcome by the blessings of so many, the gratitude of those unable to come, the promised prayers of support, and the mandate to notice the many faces of God.

And I saw them.  It wasn’t hard really:  the wide-eyed expectant children, the watchful eyes of attending parents, the bright-eyed pride of naming home country, the gratitude at my feeble attempts at Spanish (who knows what I REALLY said!), the joy and tears of hearing the voice of and talking to the sponsoring family, the delight in a warm shower, fresh towel and toiletries and clean clothes, the relief of hearing we are NOT the government.  We are the Church – the people of God – here to feed you, provide safe shelter and connect you to your family.

Yes, I saw the face of God. Gracias a Dios!

Posted in Just Reflecting, News

11 responses to “The Face of God

  1. Joye, You expressed so well the beauty and grace in the midst of what we know is much turmoil for the many. Thank you for your witness in our name.

  2. I know your joyful and caring presence is making a difference in the lives of so many who are suffering so much, Joye! Thank you for being there for all of us!

  3. Thank you, Joye, and all those with you, who are serving our brothers and sisters in El Paso. Yes, you see the Face of God… many times each day; but also, you ARE the Face of God for so many! Prayers for you and those you meet!


  4. Joye, For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, God is everywhere. Thank you for seeing and hearing and reminding me that with God the ordinary is extraordinary. Blessed epiphanies …

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