- Take time to reflect and spend time with Christ by using Busted Halo’s online retreat facility: http://bit.ly/1ywoe89
- Keep a “Blessing Bags” in the car (or backpack, purse) when you encounter visibly homeless people. http://homesweetroad.com/blessing-bags-backpack-homeless-checklist/
- Reflect on this Christmas blessing for Justice and peace: https://educationforjustice.org/node/1609
- Encourage students/families and friends to donate a shoebox of items that the homeless can use. A small gesture like this can go a long way.
This time of year is an extra busy time for people. Many of us are preparing to travel home for Christmas, and enjoy time off work/school. Stores are busy, the streets are crowded, and decorations and lights are visible. Christmas music is playing on the radio, friends and families meet up, and there is always last minute Christmas shopping to be done. While much of this is part of life, we must ask ourselves the important question: How can we keep Christ in all of this? Why not spend some time in these busy days praying for the homeless and doing a random act of kindness for them. Pope Francis asked us in a recent twitter message, ‘When we meet a person truly in need, do we see the face of God?’ This week let’s keep Christ in Christmas by seeing the face of God in all we meet. This week,