The Gift that Compels…

image via from the heart of j

image via from the heart of j

The angel said to the shepherds, ” I proclaim to you a great joy… today the Savior of the world is born for you, alleluia.”

For you…for me…for all.

The Greatest Gift ever given.

No other gift given or received today makes sense without first receiving this Greatest Gift given.

Are we entranced by the pretty wrap and bow and have yet to open The Gift?…Have we put it on a shelf at a comfortable distance from our lives? …How are we certain we have opened The Gift?…

When the love of Christ compels us to share  The Gift with others…in that often quiet, but unique way, that God intends for our lives to become through His grace perfect acts of love that give witness to Him.

Merry Christmas to all my readers…may the love of Christ compel you to share The Gift with all on your life’s path,

Joyfully, From the Heart of J

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Radically…

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Are you a specimen Apostle?…

Contained underneath impenetrable glass? …

Your wings no longer able to stretch in your place of limitation? …

Your beauty encased like a museum piece? …

Conformed now to the mold of the world and other’s expectations?

Radically in His love you have been called…

Radically in His love you have been marked…

Radically in His love have you lived, shared, provided?

“The Christian who does not bear witness is sterile, without giving the life he has received from Jesus Christ”. Pope Francis 5/6/14

Smile…

This light of faith that burns inside the heart

Bursts forth from within…

 in the shape of a smile.

The light of a smile brings a glow to the face…

and given away shares its love with another.

The light of a smile reflects the beauty within…

and given away affirms the dignity of another.

The light of a smile illumines the darkness…

and given away brings hope to the lost.

The light of a smile brings peace to the chaos…

and given away says, “God is good.”

The light of a smile declares, “I am loved”…

and given away becomes a witness to FAITH.

Smile today and let your light shine. Smile today and pass on the FAITH.

“Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Heavenly Father.”

Matt 5:16

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