A message we should all recall – and recall it daily. I thank you for this message and it’s reminder.

May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless and keep you and yours always.

Second Star to the Right

 And they compelled one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. Mark 15:21

How many times have you been made to do something?  Make your bed.  Clean the kitchen.  Wake up at 6:30am for work.  Nagging parents or complaining housemates or the necessity of an income compels us.  But what if we were forced to move in with strangers?  Or forbidden to ever see our parents again?  Or safety was a physical restraint?

This is reality for the children at Mount Saint Vincent Home.  Due to no fault of their own, these innocent souls have been forced into a system that will likely spit them back into an inhumane world.  Yet they take up this cross with such courage.  The child who joyfully exclaims, “ready, set, take a break!” in gym class is the same who pleas, “a daddy and…

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