By Marie-Paule Sanfaçon, m.i.c.
Knock! Knock! Would you have five minutes for me? I have a small favor to ask you. Yes, I know, it may take a bit more time. It's true, but life is made up of these free moments that make everyone happy.
We have so many opportunities to be of service, to give joy freely, for example when the natural disasters occurred in Malawi and Peru where avalanches destroyed everything in their path, leaving all those people in need. Is a helping hand not welcome? Here in Quebec, during the spring river floods, countless services were rendered, transporting sandbags to prevent water from flooding houses. Service offered free of charge brings joy to the people who receive and the people who give. However, we are not always willing to leave our own comfort zone to reach out to others...Yes, those five minutes require openness, love and solidarity...