I was with another Sister at the doctor's office waiting area when a lady came up to us and said: "excuse me, what Order are you?" After responding to her question, she proceeded to talk with a twinkle in her eye,"I am so pleased to see you here today, Sisters! I love your habits. I'm glad you still have it on." I wasn't sure if she was thinking of leaving us or staying on the chair next to me. But when she finally left, I turned to Sister and said,"What a friendly lady that was!"
I was thinking to myself in humility how powerful a witness the holy habit is. How it reminds people of God and how it reminds us of how much responsibility we have of living up to what it symbolizes. I hope that our presence in that office brought God to that woman's life. "Lord, make me an instrument of your love." (St. Francis).