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As a continuation from last week’s bulletin article about how Christ is calling us to be good stewards of all that we have and all that we are. Here are some additional possibilities to help us focus on the fundamentals of stewardship, of spiritual growth and preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ?

  • Do you send Christmas cards? Even if they are the standard signature only, try to personalize one a day, writing a nice note to an elderly relative or a friend you haven’t seen in a long time.
  • Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This will encourage you to reflect on your life, your gifts and where you fail to utilize them for the good of others. It’s a beautiful preparation for the coming of Jesus and the beginning of a new year.
  • Pray for patience. As you drive to your destination or navigate through a crowded store, take time to pray for those around you and for those who struggle with much less. Become aware of people around you and lift them in prayer rather than see them as obstacles to your goals.
  • In the midst of a season of abundance, do not forget the poor in our community.