Dear Friends

We are surrounded by so much violence and evil that it is easy to become negative and despondent. Surely this must be the reason that Pope Francis, in May, published a letter to all believers. The title is: “Rejoice and be Glad” and the subject matter is: the Call to Holiness! What a contradiction to what we see and hear around us! The Church always has to answer the needs of the time. He makes the statement that a Christian’s Identity Document is none other than the Beatitudes! This is not burying our heads in the sand, it is not weakness, but requires tremendous strength to be a “sign of contradiction” and not just to go with the flow. It means humbly following our pebble path in life and, with great inner strength, doing the best we can everywhere for everyone. The poet Paul Claudel wrote in one of his creations: “Hope is a little girl who wakes up every morning and wishes us a good day!”

So, good day, and take joy in the privilege of building the kingdom!

Diana Beamish

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Generous Donations Of Christmas Gifts And Schooling Assistance
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