12/13/05 Our Heavenly Father – We thank you for this day and for your blessing on our gathering here this hour. Remind us of tasks to be accomplished – of friends to remember – of opportunities for sharing and of our individual and collective gifts for serving. Amen
Today’s prop is a pack of paper Dad would have written a Christmas letter on to tuck into his cards. After Mom died, he chose that route to bring distant friends news. Both my parents had a deep network of friends from every job and neighborhood they ever lived in. I know, I wrote to them all after Dad died. I was blessed beyond belief in their return notes.
The other thing that jumps out at me today, is Dad’s cognizance of our collective gifts. Every family has their own. Every job, even every department, has their own. Perhaps we can share those instead of buying “things.”