A gift is a gift, many would say. We give gifts because we care and we love and want to show someone our love and care for them. Because we are Catholic Christians we not only give to our family and friends, we give to our neighbors, especially those in need. Because we are Catholic Christians we love who God loves. We care for who God Cares for.
A curbside care package is a beautiful way to show you love and care for who God loves and cares for. Your taking a package from the Stewardship Center, leaving it in your car until your path crosses that of a person in need, and then gently giving it to that person, reaffirms their inherent dignity, given to them as to you by virtue of being made in the image and likeness of God. In the Christian tradition we are all family, God’s family, and as such we are called to care, about everyone. When one of us is struggling we all struggle in some sense.
“The poor have much to teach us … we are called to find Christ in them, to lend our voices to their causes, but also to be their friends, to listen to them… Pope Francis tells us. Perhaps the next time you see someone begging alongside the road, you roll down your window if you have a chance, smile, say hello, ask them how they are dong, listen to what they have to say, then give a gift if you like. A gift is a gift. We give because we care. We love who God loves.
Curbside care packages are available in the Stewardship Center the first full weekend of every month.