Dear Brother Knights

As we move into December and the Advent/Christmas season, we are all expecting to be busy. Like many of you, I will be attending a number of dinners and events. I will be looking forward to our Christmas party pot-luck on December 20th . It is also important that we join together in decorating the church as we must assist our fellow parishioners in this task that they have generously taken on. It is however, critical that we remember that it is all about Gods love. Make sure you are not over tasked and getting caught up in the wishes of others. To be with family and be there for them is most important as we reflect on Jesus and the Christmas season.

This poem is good for reflection

A Perfect Christian

You could count on a perfect Christian
To always be gentle and humble,
To be immune to sin,
And never, ever stumble.

He’d study and remember
All of God’s commands;
He’d be trustworthy, moral and honest;
You’d know just where he stands.

With others, she’d be in harmony;
She’d never lose her cool;
Forgiving and forgetting,
Following the Golden Rule.

He’d surrender his life to God,
Full of joy and peace,
Free of stress and worry…
Perfect, pure release.

She’d lift up everyone,
Full of sweet compassion,
Free of worldly wants,
Ignoring worldly fashion.

But we can’t ever be perfect,
So we always need to pray
For the strength to do our best
To love God and obey.

By Joanna Fuchs

Remembering that it is in Jesus that we must focus during the Advent/Christmas season and that means family values and to live and love for all in need and all that are in our care.

Wishing you all a joyous Christmas Season

Bro. Michael Bakk Grand Knight