Sunday, 23 December 2018 15:04

Called to be the light

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“I am a mother of twins. With winter coming early I do not have the money to cover heat and I will not qualify for assistance for another month. Can Catholic Charities help me?”

In cold and darkness, you were the light.

“My husband lost his job, I work part-time and we have two kids plus my dad living with us. We need food to help stretch our paycheck and pay the bills. Can Catholic Charities help us?”

In hunger and darkness, you were the light.

“I am a mother of twins. With winter coming early I do not have the money to cover heat and I will not qualify for assistance for another month. Can Catholic Charities help me?”

In cold and darkness, you were the light.

“My husband lost his job, I work part-time and we have two kids plus my dad living with us. We need food to help stretch our paycheck and pay the bills. Can Catholic Charities help us?”

In hunger and darkness, you were the light.

“I am a senior citizen, living independently and on a fixed income. I have diabetes and can’t afford medication. Can Catholic Charities help me?”

In pain and darkness, you were the light.

A couple of weeks ago, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki sent a letter sharing how in the midst of darkness you have been a light for the clients served by Catholic Charities. The stories we share aren’t just stories, but lives changed because of your generosity.

The mother with twins, the husband who lost his job, and the lonely senior citizen are the people who walk through the doors every day at Catholic Charities. We thank you for responding to the bishop’s appeal and know that when you place your light on a lamp stand you shine Christ’s light into the darkness.

This Christmas season may you find the fuel to not only get through the holidays, but to shine brightly so that everyone, particularly those in the midst of total darkness, will be comforted by the light of Christ.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Catholic Charities and as always, may God bless you for your generosity.

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