A Justice Walker’s Experience
Eijuel (pronounced: I-JU-EL) has been involved with Brady Faith Center for five years and is a Servant & Teen Leadership participant. He became involved through the Norma Triche Basketball Clinic (4 years) and as a big brother to his sisters who participate in Vacation Bible School. He has been a volunteer at Youth & Family Outreach, Faith Formation, Mass and VBS. Recently, Eijuel and the Justice Walkers
attended a Come and See (Workshop 2), and here is his
At our Come and See Workshop, I expected a talk about Brady and its new programs, so I was greatly surprised when it was more. I battled tiredness to learn that Brady folks visit and help the inmates at the Justice Center. I was awakened when I visited the “Ox” Catholic Charities Men’s Homeless Shelter and the Samaritan Center. There I saw people of different experiences, economical statuses and lifestyles in the same place and relative situation. The Ox was a GOoD experience that taught me where people can go if they need help or a place to stay.
I felt sad to see them in need of so much. I was sympathetic to their plight in life and I had a revelation: I don’t want my friends, family or myself to end up in that situation. The smiles on faces as we arrived were heartwarming; they got me over the overwhelming feeling of wanting to run.
A month later our Justice Walking leadership group took our learning into action and served lunch at the Samaritan Center. The folks we conversed with were some of the most welcoming people I have ever met outside of Mass at Brady.
Brady has been like a second home to me and at the Come and See Workshop I got to see parts of Brady and its partners in ministry that I never knew existed. It made our Justice Walkers service feel more necessary and beneficial.