It is a New Year! But more significant, this Christmas Season has brought us a new child, one who was actually born some 2,020 years ago to a young, faithful, sinless woman, and a baby who was a foretold surprise to a strong, willing, silent, and hard-working stepfather! Well, just as our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph realized how the Christ Child changed their lives forever, Christmas is really a new opportunity to welcome that child – into our hearts, into our homes, into our Moveable Square Yard, into our friend’s heart. Events, holidays, gifts, surprises, parties – they can all disappoint the unpredictable, spiritual, but self-centered human heart. The gift of Christmas, however, is not a one-day event, and it’s not just the birth of a new baby. Christmas is an annual invitation to begin our new lives with Christ, His Church, and the Communion of Saints!
Have you thought about how Saints are our Leaders? Have you realized we can’t learn holiness by ourselves, we need Jesus and his Saints to teach us and lead us into the paths of righteousness? Has it occurred to you that Leaders may be Saints? In the School of Leaders, you may be sitting next to a Saint!! Blessed Christmas – and Blessed New Year!!!
Our School of Leaders will meet on February 11, March 10, and April 14, 2020, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish in Freeburg, IL. Please join your fellow Leaders in faith!
Romans 1: 12: “What I mean is that both you and I will be helped at the same time, you by my faith and I by yours.”
De Colores and Peace!
John I Schaberg