Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year !!

So we begin a new year without the Kalamazoo Community.  That part is sad.  However, we also begin a new year with something very, very special - the love of Christ.  Whether we have organizations created by men and women to learn and to serve Him or not, we still have Him and always will.

Many of us will make a New Year's Resolution.  Lose weight, get healthy, quit smoking, work harder, get better organized, and so on.  Most of us will break those resolutions, if not already, within the next few days or certainly within a few weeks.

May I make a suggestion?  Let's each of us resolve to be a better neighbor,  Let's each of us decide to reflect the love of Christ to those we meet and actually BE a neighbor to everyone we meet.  It's a choice, you know.  Like those passing by the the traveler that Luke tells us about, we can choose to walk on by on the other side.  Or, we can choose to be the good neighbor and stop to help.

Wouldn't this world be a better place if there were more good Samaritans?  Isn't that what Christ wants us to be?  Isn't that what our Walk to Emmaus prepared us to be?

You decide.  You may be the only one who knows the choice you made, but you WILL know.

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous and LOVING New Year !!

John Cleveland
Buchanan, Spring 2008
Table of Peter

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