Good Morning L.I.G.H.T. Friends –
I've been thinking about last month’s L.I.G.H.T. lesson over the weekend. During our Gatherings last month, we talked about being Children of God. We looked at the sixth day of Creation and saw how we are all called to be co-Creators and co-Protectors with God. And we heard the story of the Good Samaritan and explored the question – WHO is my neighbor?
Well, over the weekend, that is the question that kept popping up. Who is MY neighbor?
We are all neighbors and, as such, we are called to help one another through our struggles.
Thanks to my geographic neighbor, I had time to sit with my girls last night and we were fortunate enough to find the movie ‘The Blind Side’ on television. For the record, it is rated PG14, but with a little extra explanation and a few well-placed hands over the eyes of my eight year-old, we gained more from this movie by watching it (again) with a younger viewer who was seeing it for the first time. Maddey and I did a running commentary to make understandable for Ellie the realities of this true story dramatized for film. We were able to talk to her about neighborhoods that are different from the ones she knows. She was fascinated with how the family in the movie went out of their way to make this virtual stranger a member of their own family. Through the movie, we all were drawn in to this modern day Good Samaritan story and reminded again of what it means to be neighbor.
This week at our L.I.G.H.T. Gatherings, we will all participate in our annual Thanksgiving outreach project and bring in non-perishable food items to share with 15 families who are our parish and city neighbors. Below is our list of donation categories! I look forward to seeing you on Friday or next Tuesday with them in hand as we move ahead and continue to explore Jesus’ Justice together.
Have a great week everyone!