Describe the last time you were truly surprised.. The last time I was truly surprised was many years ago. We were living in MN and were members of a wonderful parish. I was working at the church, and it turned out one of my co-workers was a fellow alumna of my college (but graduated in different years) , and our husbands had gone to the neighboring college as well. That spring the 4 of us went to an alumni function for our husbands’ college. While we were there we discovered another couple there—the wife was a classmate of mine and her husband was a fellow alum of the brother college. We were floored—the 6 of us had been members of the same church and never realized each other was there. What a thrillingly, wonderful, happy surprise. Before we moved away a couple of years later, we spent many happy hours together.
This past weekend we came out of church in this town and struck up a conversation with a couple—only to realize a few minutes later that they had just moved here from out east—and we had known each other back then. How delightful that they ended up in our parish—they have been in the parish a couple of months—and this past weekend we ended up at the same Mass. Wow—God is delightfully gracious.