Where I serve
This fightin' Texas Aggie is now a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket! Sting'em
My time as a student at Texas A&M was marked deeply by the tender gaze and companionship of Christ. Early on in college I came face to face with the exhaustion of finding my worth and beauty in passing things. I desired something that corresponded to the needs of my heart and nothing seemed to last. In the compassion of Christ I was invited into this reality of divine intimacy with Jesus through the friendship of in the women in the bible study I was invited into freshman year.
I spent the next 3 years learning of the merciful gaze of Jesus through the faces of those around me, particularly in my friends and spiritual fathers. It awakened my greatest desire and charism to be free and to live in expectant hope of all that Christ promises us.
He showed me so tenderly over the years who I am, a poor child who is most beloved by God the Father. More than just beautiful words, this reality has encompassed every aspect of my life. Because Christ lives, everything is different. There is nothing untouched by Him. It is so sweet to receive everything from the Father and so give all I have to Him.
I became a FOCUS Missionary to invite students into the reality of Jesus’s desire for deep intimacy with us. He wants nothing from us but everything for us! My greatest desire as a missionary it to create space for students to be free and their authentic selves, which is to be a companion of Christ. To be united to Christ. Come and see the face that your heart has been seeking.
There is always something missing, there is a void
in all my intuitions. And it is vulgar,
this, my being incomplete,
and was never so vulgar as it is in this anguish,
this “not having Christ” – a face
that can be a tool for a work not completely
lost in the solitude of pure intuition.
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Take O Lord and receive my entire liberty, my memory,
my understanding, and my whole will.