A Christmas Story

In Sunset Park, giving and receiving in the spirit of winter dreams

What Sister Geraldine would have visitors understand is that it is not a matter of how much she gives to the people of Sunset Park but how much she gets back. The gift is their lives, she says: they trust us with their lives, and we offer them in return practical things like food and clothing, spiritual things like comfort and encouragement, hope, perhaps; sometimes we give them hope. But oh, what they give to us. Sister Mary Paul actually cried last night to realize how lucky the two of us are to be here. Don't think for a moment that...

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