What can you give to a child or family member who has so much? In this last week before Christmas as we are running round trying to buy the last minute gifts for our loved ones, consider a gift that will make a difference in two lives, that of a child in need and perhaps your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or aunt. Sponsoring a child on behalf of someone you love is a gift that will grow in value and have profound impact on the child as well as your relative. Helping your loved one give to one who has little will truly help them appreciate the blessings God has given them. That was part of my motivation when I initiated sponsorship on behalf of my children.
There are just so many times our Church tries to tell people about something that really matters for their faith lives, talking at them about it, but never involving them in a matter deemed critical to their spiritual life.
As God’s children, we have a responsibility to love and care for the needs of others. That’s a message that the children who attend Religious Education classes at Divine Savior Catholic Church hear often. We can’t just learn about our faith, we have to live our faith as disciples of Jesus, walking in his footsteps and following his example.