Senin, 07 Mei 2012

Each Person is a Gift

“…we though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.”
-1 Corinthians 10:17

Readings:

    Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14b-16a
    Psalm 147:12-13,14-15,19-20 (12)
    1 Corinthians 10:16-17
    John 6:51-58


Frances brings in the flowers for the altar. Little Alex shakes the maracas as people come in. Myra goes around and gives everyone a buzz on the cheek. Meanwhile, parents and friends post song sheets on the walls, arrange chairs, set up the altar, prepare materials for the mime and the like.

This is how an ordinary Faith and light celebration starts. The special children do their share cheerfully, and end up being a source of grace and joy for their parents and friends.

The parents share their joys and pains in caring for their special children. They become models of patience and faith to their friends.

We, the friends, simply make ourselves available and do whatever we can to make the children feel God’s special love for them. We end up being nourished by the special children’s unconditional love and acceptance.

These three basic components of our community- special child, parent, friend- all have different orientations in life. But acknowledging the presence of Jesus in each of us has made our community a source of grace, peace and joy for us.
-Tess Atienza

Reflection :
How well do I recognize each person’s contribution to my own life? How well do I share myself for the good of the other?

Prayer :
Lord, help me to see each person as a gift. And make me a gift to others, too.


sent by : ChristianYouth

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