The poor shall eat, and be filled, and praise the Lord: and they that seek him
"The poor shall eat and be filled, and shall praise the Lord: and they that seek him shall live in their hearts for ever and ever." this is one of the table prayers that seems to describe most accurately what goes on daily beyond the pictures in a house that has become home for those who have experienced first hand what it means to be "alone in the world".
What can you see here? Well, first of all, here you will discover peace, a peace that nourishes you, that charges you; you will discover warm smiles of people grateful for a slice of bread, for two kind words ...if you eat at home in front of the TV or debating political and other subjects, here you will see a group of people sitting on chairs waiting to enjoy the food that once brought them care, their eyes light up when something is placed on the table but like good children, they wait to be served each one so they can start eating, which they do in silence possibly accompanied by calm discussions about the dogs that have become their good friends, the rain of the night before or the like!
Home is the place where when you walk through the door you actually step into another world, a world where you can be fixed as you want without being judged, a world where any mistake is forgiven, a world where you can speak freely about what you feel or think...home is the place where no one and nothing can hurt you, home is LOVE!
Time, life, their own mistakes or those around them have been merciless to these people who have reached the age when many are making donuts and telling stories to their grandchildren...they have no one to tell stories to and no one to keep on their knees, but they are always open to tell us, all of us, about life or things long gone, stories that only grandparents know how to tell!
When you come to Casa Nicolae you can be sure that you are not only doing it for the people here but also for yourself, I assure you that you will leave much more grateful for everything God gives you!