Matthew 18:12-14 NIV
As Bishop Barron from Daily Gospel Reflections says, "These are souls who are like lost sheep. Spiritually compromised, unable fundamentally to help themselves, they are at least aware that they are in a mess. They are like people who commence the AA process by admitting that they have hit bottom and are out of control. They bleat and they cry for help." And there are those who are so lost, they have no HOPE of ever being found or their lives made right again.
This Christmas, share your HOPE with someone, or better yet, with many. Most churches have a grocery sack program where you fill it with non-perishable items and return it to the church, where it is taken to local food kitchens and safe houses for the lonely and lost. You could probably afford to fill two bags!
God has his eye on a person who has lost all HOPE, and he has designated this person for you, whether you meet them or not. The thing is, in giving generously, one or more people may have a Happy Christmas. As I just wrote that, the thought came that just a sack of food, one grocery sack, would make their Christmas so wonderful, and I don't think you'd ever miss the money.
Be generous. Share your HOPE with everyone you meet.
Happy Christmas of the birth of our Savior.