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Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Jordan Cronin

Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Jordan Cronin

Our theme during Lent is “On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!” The “mark” of the cross reminds us of our baptismal covenant where we are “marked and sealed as Christ’s own forever.” From this place of remembering, we find ourselves grounded or “set” in love and in the community that forms us as disciples of Jesus. It is from this place of love that we “GO” into the world to share God’s presence and love.

As we share these stories from Christmas Benevolence during the next few weeks, we hope that they may provide us with some ideas for how we can go and make us smile with their warmth.

Each Christmas for the past several years, an anonymous donor gives $20,000 for parishioners to spread Christmas cheer in and around Austin. Two hundred envelopes of $100 each are distributed to spread joy and hope.

The story from Jordan:

“Every year that we have participated in this wonderful experience, we let our girls decide how to share the gift. This year, they chose to brighten the day of the doctors and nurses at their pediatrician’s office. They chose their office because they felt some of the individual doctor offices may be overlooked as frontline workers. They chose to have five dozen Tiff’s Treat cookies delivered along with a note thanking them for helping to keep all of the children healthy. We talked about how an act of Hope doesn’t always have to be big or life-changing. Sometimes what may seem like a small act is all it takes to show somebody you care and give them hope. ”

If you are able, how will you GO during Lent?


Read more Christmas Benevolence Stories from: Ruth Whitehurst, Peg Meek

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