|3 Wise Women|
It is joked that if the three wise men had been women, they would have asked directions and thus arrived in time to help with the birth, cleaned the stable, and brought practical gifts.
|Left to right: Theresa and Roman Rodriguez|
EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT A RE-GIFT IS. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. IT GIVES YOU SOME PLEASURE THINKING ABOUT THE PERSON THAT GAVE IT TO YOU.
BUT THEN YOU PASS IT ON. YOU WANT TO SHARE THE GIFT WITH OTHERS, TO LET THEM SEE ITS BEAUTY.
WHEN THE THREE WISE MEN FOLLOWED A STAR TO THE STABLE IN BETHLEHEM, THEY WERE ALSO SHARING GIFTS, HOPING TO PLEASE THE NEW BORN KING.
LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THAT THE BABE IN THE STABLE WAS THE GIFT. HE IS THE GIFT THAT CAME INTO THE WORLD TO US: THE GIFT OF FAITH, THE GIFT OF SCRIPTURE, THE GIFT OF THE EUCHARIST. BUT WE MUST NOT KEEP IT TO OURSELVES. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS GIFT. JESUS IS THE RE-GIFT.
IT’S OUR TURN TO PASS ON THE GIFT TO OTHERS, SO THAT OTHERS MAY KNOW THE JOY OF GOD’S GIFT TO US.
SO GO SHARE THE GIFT.
|Pat McMillan, Lector|
Celebration of Katy Zatsick's birthday after Liturgy
|Left to right: Bridget Mary and Katy Zatsick|
|left to right, Bob, Mary, Jenai|
|Left to right: Marie, Mary Al, Bob, Mary|