LOOK INWARD TO FIND YOUR GIFT TO OTHERS

Blog by Associate Colette Parker

As we journey through this Advent season, turning our focus to the real meaning of Christmas, it can be easy to get distracted.

If we are not careful, things like traffic, long lines, depleted store shelves, overloaded schedules, family disharmony, and other frustrations can seize control of the peace of the season.

Although things may happen to us and things may happen around us, it Is up to us to attend to the things that happen within us.

As I reflect on the divine presence born in and around us, I have resolved to live with an open, forgiving heart and to bless others with my peaceful presence (particularly during times of frustration).

As you search your inner heart and mind for the Christ spirit within your being, what gift(s) will you give to others and to the world at Christmas and throughout the year?

Posted in Associate Blog, News

4 responses to “LOOK INWARD TO FIND YOUR GIFT TO OTHERS

  1. I hope to follow your good example, Colette. We all need to share our peace which means we must have it to give it. What a blessing to others that will be.

  2. Thank you, Colette, for this reflection for giving
    Simple Gifts to our sisters, Associates, friends, family,
    and strangers we meet along the way.

    Blessings and deep peace this Christmas.
    Sr. Brigid, OP

  3. Colette,
    Thank you for your reflection, may we all resolve to bless others with our peaceful presence.
    At Christmas and beyond, I also hope to share a the light of Christ, smiles, laughter, heartfelt conversations, and an expansive welcome to all.
    Blessings and much peace,
    June

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