James is a new companion on journey whose name I learned exactly two weeks ago today.

Through his humble spirit, gracious welcome, quirky ways, piercing blue eyes, at times nonsensical sentences and generous heart he has taught and challenged me to figure out what these words mean for this life I am living:

“Learn to love the people around you, see them with the eyes of God, and accept them as God does.” Sr. Aquinata Bockmann

He is beautiful, outside and in… simply captivating.

There is so much yet to learn… to know.