Our Lenten Kindness Program is fully underway. Many parish members shared with us that they can feel the kindness coming through this Lenten Season! We also heard from many of our students that they have already completed their kindness act! We could feel their excitement and see how happy it made them to share their Red Heart of Kindness! We thank those in our parish that are sharing their kindness this Lenten Season.
The Lenten season is one of love and on this weekend, we wanted to share with you excerpts from an article by Ralph Marston on “Respond with love!” We shared some of these words in other bulletins.
Let love be your first response, for your sake, and for everyone’s sake!
Advance goodness in the world, not pain or outrage!
love always has a place!
love frees you from the burdens of judgment, retribution
and the downward spiral they engender!
When love is your first response, you won’t waste energy or anger, blame or conflict!
love can soothe the stress of the situation and melt away anxiety!
No matter where others are coming from, you can operate from a perspective of love!
Seek to act from genuine love and you’ll uncover the most beneficial options!
love will not magically solve all the problems!
love will challenge you to work on truly making the situation better!
In the remaining weeks of this Lenten Season, let’s all follow God’s Way – “The Road to Kindness” and “Respond with love!”
Continue to get inspired and share you RED HEART of Kindness with someone!!
Our Lenten Kindness Program is fully underway. Many parish members commented on how beautiful the cross was with all the red hearts of kindness. We also saw the excitement on our children and teens as they removed their red heart of kindness from the cross. Enjoy doing your act of kindness listed on the red heart!
There are so many beautiful stories that we found about how churches and communities are pulling together during the Lenten Season. Just as our mission is to inspire kindness, many other Catholic churches and schools are also following God’s Way – “The Road to kindness” this Lenten Season.
One that we want to highlight is in Binghamton and Broome County. WBNG News prepared a story on Ash Wednesday about the Catholic Schools in Broome County.
“The Catholic school is encouraging all of its students, faculty and staff members to complete one act of kindness everyday of Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday. The Catholic Schools of Broome County president says if they do that, they will complete more than 40,000 acts of kindness. She calls it the Acts of kindness Campaign, and says it is her mission to do some good in a society where there seems to be so much bad. It is not only about our schools but it involves the entire community. Students at Seton Catholic Central High School said the acts of kindness have already had a noticeable and positive impact on the school.”
How exciting! This sounds a lot like our Lenten Season’s kindness Program. We can make an impact and our mission is to inspire every member of our parish and those in our communities to BE KIND and to follow God’s Way – “The Road to kindness!” Thank you for sharing your red heart of kindness with someone this Lenten Season! Have a wonderful week filled with kindness.
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