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Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Gene Burrus

Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Gene Burrus

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 Jamie:

“We chose to give the money to help a foster family and saw a glimmer of hope in their eyes as they received not only the money but also the encouragement.”

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


Read more Christmas Benevolence Stories from; Ruth Whitehurst, Peg Meek, Jordan Cronin, Jamie Baker

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