The Lord works in mysterious ways. I was just putting this piece here together now and thinking that the Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation usually asks people for just one hour of their time on Good Friday morning. This is so they can go on the annual fundraising walk – so vital to the services they provide in the county.
Then it dawned on me that Jesus himself was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane before his darkest hour and the apostles he chose to bring to keep him company all dozed off.
“Could you not keep watch for one hour. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak,” He said to them.
Members of the branch here have put out a call to joggers and fun runners to join them on their17th annual Good Friday morning charity walk.
“It will take just an hour of your time,” they urged and they’re encouraging locals to join in and support this good cause. The walk will take in the usual route which commences at Gael Scoil Aogáin at 11am. From there it will go up past Crag Cave and down Churchtown. If you don’t have a sponsorship card you still have the option to walk / jog or run and make a personal donation on the day.
The funds raised on Good Friday morning will go towards the development of the new in-patient unit on the grounds of the just re-named, Kerry University Hospital.