This last week before Christmas tap into unlimited peace. 1) Recognize your creator. The supreme being is as big as the universe. This recognition makes you humble. 2) Seek opportunities to put more love into the world. Strive to be a vessel of love and fill the world with compassion and kindness. This makes you loving and lovable. 3) Set aside time each day for reflection and contemplation. Dwell in the presence of the divine. Pray, meditate, read spiritual daily meditations, take a long walk. The step makes you strong. 4) Become more accepting. Surrender any tendency to judge another person. Pray for a more accepting heart. This makes you gracious. 5) Forgive anyone you have not forgiven. Unforgiving feelings “eat away” at you. This step makes you kind. 6) Recognize your mistakes. Admit when you are wrong and be willing to be corrected. This step makes you responsible. 7) Try to see good in others. Your willingness to look for the best in others will bring it forth. This makes you positive. 8) Take stock of your thoughts and behavior. Each night ask yourself when you were negative rather than positive. When did you withhold rather than give love. This step makes you grow. 9) Bless the world. Pray not just for yourself but for others. This makes you beautiful. 10) Use each interaction to be the best most powerful version of yourself. Rise to this occasion. This step makes you a conduit of God’s love.
LOVE THAT BECKONS: Love is beckoning, calling, inviting us to the crib, to the manger for the opportunity to find Christ in our hearts and in our lives. May we answer that call by opening our hearts and letting go of those things that continue to hold us back from experiencing the true meaning of this season.
- HOO! HOO! HOO! (Helping Our Own): With so many of our parishioners being laid off from their jobs this year, we thought it is time to Help Our Own. If you know of someone who has lost their job, let Fr. Dennis know. We are asking our parishioners to make a monetary donation, mail to the rectory or drop in the collection. Mark the envelope (Helping Our Own.) The contributions will purchase gift cards and be sent to our parishioners who have been laid off or lost their job. Love beckons us to care for those less fortunate, even those sitting near you.