In Missoula, Mont., a man spent more than $1,200 to pay down the balances of six customers whose layaway orders were about to be returned to a Kmart store’s inventory because of late payments. Store employees reached one beneficiary on her cellphone at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where her son was being treated for an undisclosed illness. “She was yelling at the nurses, ‘We’re going to have Christmas after all!’” store manager Josine Murrin said.
– Margery A. Beck, AP
Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid.’
– Matthew 1:20
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
– From John 13: 14-15, quoted in
a speech by Vince Bianco before Catholics at Work OC
‘Preach, you’re trying too hard.’ It came just like that. Without warning, and from a homeless boy who pretended to be calloused through and through came a penetrating, wonderful piece of insight. The impact of those words was immense. They went through me as if they had been spoken by God Himself.
– David Wilkerson
The Cross and the Switchblade
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.’ So begins The Tale of Two Cities, Dickens great novel. If this were the best of times, would I know it? We are in the midst of the most family-oriented holidays, and I think families have a ‘golden age,’ a time when everyone is at the right age to appreciate the holidays and enjoy each other. I do not think I was ever aware when Christmas was for me at its best. Is your family at such a ‘golden age?’ I hope you are aware of that wonderful fact.
– Reverend James O’Leary
I Think I Am Happier Than I Think I Am
Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.
– Luke 1:45
Fear and anxiety are enemies to creativity and creativity is essential to creating a better future for you and those that you serve and influence.
– subscriber Blain Wease