About a month ago, I had my interview with Sister Elsa. I was very pleased with how the interview turned out. Sister Elsa did more than just answer the questions. She told her story about the life of a sister.
She told me about how she is a social worker and how she has helped people in many ways. She has helped people learn how to interact with each other and she has helped mothers during childbirth and people on their deathbed. She has seen the beauty of a life beginning and a life ending.
I am glad she told me about the life of a social worker, because I had no idea what a social worker really was until she told me. I did not even hear the term until I came to Our Lady of the Lake University two years ago. Some of my friends said they were social-work majors, and I had no idea what that meant, but Sister Elsa finally told me the details about what a social worker really does. She said that she was influenced by activists like Cesar Chavez. She knew at a young age that she wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives.
She has influenced me to also go out and do God’s work. I may not be pursuing social work, but there are many other ways that I can be “the little Christ” to others in need.