Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:15 Written by Administrator Wednesday, 23 December 2009 19:00
As we approach the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord, it is likely that we will be feasting in various ways with various people. It is a time to see each of these opportunities as a blessing to connect with family and friends... but also to connect your family with your needy brothers and sisters in Christ who will not be celebrating as you will.
There are some that won't have the warmth of a fireplace or the company of loved ones. As you look around your dinner table and laugh with numerous family members that have come together for this feast, consider giving thanks to God for the love of the people around you by taking it to the streets!
-We all love leftovers. That is true! However, there will likely be a greater enjoyment in making your leftovers someone's first meal.
-Also consider the gifts you receive that you are likely to put away in a closet and never look at again, or toys that the children in your family don't get super excited about. Those gifts would do much better in the hands of someone who will find it to be such a treasure.
Bring your family and meet your extended family in a homeless kitchen or on the street. It is not the amount of food or the quality of the gifts that will matter most, but the love and fellowship that you extend to your extended family- our most needy neighbors. Give thanks for your family by being family for someone else.