Commentary

December 13, 2013

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character

An opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

– A Christmas reflection: “I realized that songs, good feelings, beautiful liturgies, nice presents, big dinners, and many sweet words do not make Christmas. Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to something beyond all emotions and feelings.  Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s initiative, which has nothing to do with what I think or feel. Christmas is believing that the salvation of the world is God’s work, and not mine.”  – Henri Nouwen (Yale and Harvard Professor as well as a Catholic Priest)

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community

– Spend some time this holiday season thanking God for his work around the world and our ability to say “yes.”

 




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