Her smiling face disappeared, and she turned away from me without even giving me the participation sheet I was waiting for.

But this did not stop me from going to this church. I was there because of my love of God.

In this church I made friends for life, and I also heard wonderful phrases like: "We are a pilgrim people;" "United by the fire;" "We are called to serve one another;" "Sing of that great day when all will be one." Once at the homily, the priest told us about a young lady who committed suicide in jail where she was being held for being an "illegal." This story deeply moved my heart.