Christmas is over (at least in the secular world)

Christmas 2014 is over…

at least to the secular world

but for Christians we still have till epiphany

to sit back

contemplate the miracle of a babe born in a manger


time when God gave all he had(his son) to a  most undeserving race(humans)

Today the stores will be filled with people returning gifts in exchange for something they really want

they will be scrambling for the best bargain,

they will be searching for something the store will never give them….the whole while complaining about gifts they received, didn’t want, can’t use….

there is a place that will take your unwanted items, a place where someone could use

a sweater…regardless of color,

a toaster oven regardless of model

Check out your local churches for advice on a Christian thrift store

here we have St. Vincent De Paul, and Bethesda

SVDP USA | Providing Assistance to Those in Need for Over 150 Years

both worthy places that are non profit, and sell, give what they have to benefit those in our society that need it most.

but most of all remember

so many families don’t have this last week this year, they’ve lost loved ones, relatives and friends, or they have friends/relatives in the hospital that won’t be here next year

so please…

don’t spend this last week of the year returning gifts and complaining

spend it with your kids, play games, read books, have a movie night.

appreciate the time you have left on this planet, as no one knows what may happen in the short or long term

and everyone you greet…now and always, leave them with warmth in their heart, knowing that there is someone who cares about them.  now and always



About ellasurreau

I am a first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.
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