Saturday, December 6, 2008: (St. Nicholas)

Jesus said: “My people, I have told you that the poor you will always have with you. Even more so in hard economic times more people are needing food stamps and going to food shelves for hand outs. Unfortunately, fewer people are giving to charities because of their own needs. For those, who can afford to give donations to the poor, it should be part of your Christian responsibility to share your wealth with the poor. At your judgment you will have to answer for how much you helped feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and give shelter to the homeless. If you do this for the least of My children, then you will do this for Me in them out of love. At Christmas time you are always giving gifts to your friends and relatives who will give you back something in return. Find it in your heart to share with the poor when you know that you will not get anything back but a thank you. Also, you can pray for the poor that they will find what they need to survive.”