As we all ponder in our minds, hearts and spirits the workings of God’s grace in our lives and in the life of families we know and love around us, God’s mystery continues to unfold in loving, living witness of family life.
The Holy Family of Mary, Jospeh and Jesus is God’s example and gift – still today, a loving witness of the sacredness of family, with its trials, joys, disappointments and triumphs – it is where all in family desire rest to be found, strength to be renewed.
Saint Paul’s letter to the Colossians 3: 12 is such a beautiful invitation to all members of family – our own, and the family of God we as Christians enjoy together – to “put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; bearing with one another and forgiving one another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also do.”
On behalf of all UPRISE generosity commitment-makers, may you find your 2018 experiences filling you today with profound gratitude, and may Christ’s joy and light of this Christmastide, continue to bring you hope of all graces in your family and thought all families, in 2019! Happiest of New Year!