We would like to take a moment to reflect on Father Al’s words from last week’s “From the Pastor” bulletin column. He wrote:
“I always loved the traditional greeting by Maryknoll Sisters and Brothers to one another: “the Christ in me greets the Christ in you”. At Mass, you make Christ present especially in how you treat one another! Do you recognize Christ in one another? Do you welcome the stranger? Do you look with kindness on the crying baby or the cranky toddler or the latecomer? Do you participate in the singing, the responses, the common gestures? Do you discriminate in whom you offer the sign of peace? Do you “move in” the pew when Mass is crowded? Basically, do you show Christ-like love to your brothers and sisters at Mass? When we are aware of those around us, we make Christ present in a very real special way!”
Father Al’s words connect directly into our Kindness Program – “God’s Way – The Road to Kindness”. Our study shows that everyone wants to be treated with kindness. The gestures that we show at church carry through to how we deal with our family, our co-workers, neighbors and the people that we do not know but meet on the street. We can make a difference with just a welcoming smile! Kindness and caring start with you!
This week let’s all make an extra effort to give out a warm, kind greeting. We can make the world a better place by following God’s Way – The Road to Kindness!” Blessing to everyone!
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