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Reflections from CIC Missionaries, Volunteers & Our Friends on the Street

 

Seeing the Poverty Around You

Before coming to Christ in the City, I would have said that finding “the lost sheep” would have been an easy task. It’s fairly easy to see the people in our lives who are broken, hurting, and lonely, but approaching them and having a true encounter with them, to me sounded impossible.

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I Have Loved Until It Hurts

Goodbyes have always been hard for me. I feel powerless not knowing how someone is doing because they are not consistently in my life. A year ago I would not have realized how difficult it would be to walk away from my friends on the street.

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An Easter People

“What you missionaries do is amazing. How do you do it?” This is a question I hear often and one I’ve asked myself a few times as well. Not only […]

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The Path to Success

By society’s standards, right now, I’m not doing so hot. I left school before getting my degree, I have no income, and I spend every day walking around downtown Denver […]

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Seven Years of Trust

“My first impression was, “Wow… This man is definitely homeless.” His shoes were falling apart, his pants had huge holes, his sweatshirt was dirty, and his face was worn and […]

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Under a Bridge

My best moments of the SEEK conference were spent under a highway bridge. A group of us missionaries went on street walks around San Antonio and one day, I met […]

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Dear Lee,

Dear Lee, What joy a friendship can be, and mine with you is one I am constantly overjoyed to have. Arriving at CIC, God couldn’t have surprised me more than […]

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Verso L’Alto

I’ve been meditating about the Visitation a lot lately. I’ve been pondering the courage Mary had to travel across the hills of Judea alone. There could have been dangerous thieves […]

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Waiting

My mammy is very good about sending me letters and small parcels of tea bags and chocolate from Ireland. I get excited when I know she has put them in […]

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Love Until It Hurts

One of our mottos at Christ in the City is Mother Teresa’s “love until it hurts.” I’m often challenged by friends on the street to strive for a more radical […]

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The Exchange

What’s in a name? On the streets of Denver, I’m learning that it’s more than I realized. We meet a lot of people with ‘street names,’ or nicknames, like “St. […]

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Open Your Ears

“Sorry, I don’t carry any cash or change on me,” I said as I walked by a friend on the street, trying to hurry to my Holy Hour. “You need […]

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Beautiful Weakness

Wake up by 6:30 a.m., Mass, breakfast with lots of coffee, and a street walk: a typical Monday morning at Christ in the City. Pretty straight forward, hey? I thought […]

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Peace and Joy

“My heart is restless until it rests with Thee.” I’ve heard this so many times, it’s almost a tired cliché. Little did I know how quickly He would teach me […]

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Heavenly Fame

“I don’t need my name in lights, I’m famous in my Father’s eyes, make no mistake, He knows my name.” These are lyrics from the song “He Knows My Name” […]

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Pilgrimage

We are terrible at living in the present. This is the number one thing I learned on our pilgrimage to Chimayo New Mexico a few months ago. We walked for […]

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I Thirst

By Cecilia Nguyen (Based off of John 19:28 “Knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said “I Thirst.” And Revelations 3:20 “Behold […]

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Sunshine Blossom

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