This is my Mum, Joan Cunningham. Throughout her life, she cared for people who were disadvantaged. She volunteered for Vinnies for 40 years. She looked after two orphaned boys. She also took an unmarried mother into our home despite some criticism – this was the 1970s.
Her favourite Scripture passage (which is now one of my favourite passages) was read at her funeral:
When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat, and when I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I was a stranger, you welcomed me, and when I was naked, you gave me clothes to wear. When I was sick, you took care of me, and when I was in jail, you visited me… Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me. (Matthew 25:35-40)
Shared by Mary Connor, Broken Bay Diocese