Another Year Closer
As another year draws to a close, I give thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon me and my family. We never realize how much we have to be thankful for until we see the suffering of others. So many people are hurting for reasons some of us cannot even imagine. Our St. Vincent de Paul group entertains at a health facility every month. Residents are not only the elderly, but also many young folks who have been burdened with debilitating diseases or injuries. Some of them are paralyzed and need assistance for every movement. While we may pity them, perhaps they should be envied. If suffering is indeed redemptive, their purgation is certainly in progress. May their suffering as well as our own suffering, be united with His Cross for the reparation of our sins. And may 2006 bring us all closer to God and one another.