Sacred Heart of Jesus statue (373 steps to be exact), but well worth the effort.
As we prepare to enter into the month of October--RESPECT LIFE MONTH--are we
willing to put forth the effort to stand up for the sacred dignity and value of each
human being? Can we be people who bring healing to our land through our consistent ethic of life? Here are some ways to get involved.
The next 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Wednesday, September 27 and runs
through November 5. See their website for a location near you.
LifeChain is this Sunday, October 1, 2017. Here in Cheyenne, Wyoming we will be
meeting in the Sears parking lot at Frontier Mall to make our way to the vigil site on
Dell Range. We will be standing quietly and praying for our nation from 2:00 to
3:00 P.M. this Sunday. If you are one of my local readers I hope you will consider joining us. Everyone can get involved in an area near you.
Check out the website for locations listed by state.
As always, our gifts and talents are needed on an ongoing basis. How can we add value to other people's lives? When was the last time you helped out at a food pantry, soup
kitchen, or homeless shelter? Have you volunteered at a hospital or nusrsing home?
Do you participate in any community endeavors or church affiliated organizations
which bring people a helping hand--and more importantly--hope?
How do we as Church demonstrate God's love? In a politically charged climate, and a
divided nation, it becomes more complex to be that faithful witness to others.
However, it is vital that we serve as a beacon of light to a people in darkness. Take time today (and every day) to make a positive difference in someone's life. Be an
ambassador for Christ in proclaiming the Good News of Salvation by what you say and do. You may be amazed at the impact you can have on others.
Obviously, Sacred Scripture is always useful for inspiration. However, if you are
struggling with knowing how to make a difference in someone's life, may I suggest an
easy and quick read to get you started? It is Mark Sanborn's book, The Fred Factor. It
reminds us that we can choose to make a difference each and every day.
Time is precious. Mother Cabrini made a difference while she walked upon this earth. How will you walk humbly with your God today?