As we continue the great good of Christmas--love, gift-giving, merry-making, family and friends coming together, tinsel and brightly decorated packages; please let us remember the very poor, and the most vulnerable.
By helping others through challenging times, we tap into our own inner strength. Offering a gentle and steady hand, an encouraging word or rolling up our sleeves and getting to work on behalf of these acts of kindness fulfilling us not only as human beings, but as sacred beings. Indeed, we reach out in love through the many ways we serve.
Even though the United States joined the celebration of Christmas most recently compared to other parts of the world, yet she contributes very huge to telling the story of the birth of Christ child. Yes, Sunday Schools in the United States began Christmas Celebration in the early 19th century. Alabama became the first state to grant legal recognition to X-Mas in 1836, D C in 1870, by 1893 all states and territories had recognized the celebration of Christmas in the U. S. Thanks to the Roman Catholic faith that began the commemoration of the birth of Christ Child--Dec. 25th. Certainly, the holiest event ever to take place everywhere on planet earth.
To date, many Americans if not all remember the Magi who traveled the east of Jerusalem to greet the babe in the manger with gift of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Magi were wise men and their gifts were symbolic of tribute, worship and death--of Christ considered as King, God and the sacrificial victim.
As good Samaritans who offer care and comfort to others, we answer the call to be Jesus love in expression. Please consider a year-end tax-deductible gift to Sierra Care Inc. Your prayers and financial support will continue to be a blessing to many here in Dallas/Fort Worth, Haiti and Sierra Leone West Africa.