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Spiritual Reflection

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 12/21/2015

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 12/21/2015

“When we give to others as Jesus taught us, He fills us with a joy and happiness the world cannot give.”

    It IS that time again. May the choicest of God’s blessings come to you and your family at this Christmas.

    So much to reflect upon and so much to be grateful for…A former head coach of the Chicago Bears used to tell Bob and me that there were three F’S in his life…..FAITH, FAMILY AND FOOTBALL, in that order.

    I was thinking about that for today. Faith, Family and Friends, (replacing football). That surely makes Christmas special. A priest friend of mine has been emailing me during this time with the same title to his emails….. SHARING. And you know that this brings us the greatest joy.

    My thanks to you for all the sharing you do. This past week I decided to visit another person in the nursing home. She is battling Dementia and cannot remember too much.

    This is really tough on her daughter and her family. I enjoy visiting her and she tells everyone that I am her sweetheart. I decided to share some Christmas cookies with her that I received. She loves sweets. You would have thought I gave her a diamond necklace or bracelet.

    She was so thankful and so happy. She lit up the room with her smile. I tell you this because I know you do things like this all the time and probably don’t know how important that sharing is.

    When we give to others as Jesus taught us, He fills us with a joy and happiness the world cannot give.

    And this is the real spirit of Christmas. It is a time of giving, a time of sharing, a time of Peace, Joy and Happiness, a time of faith and trust not fear. May all of these fill your heart and may you experience God’s kindness and generosity today and throughout the new year.

    My special greeting to you is in the words of Robert Schuller, “God loves you and so do I”