Giving from the heart grows into lives forever changed.

11-19-2020NewslettersDeacon James Carabajal

We, at the Catholic Community Foundation, truly believe in the revelation this message states. As the "Giving Season" quickly approaches, we reflect on the past year's unique challenges but give thanks for the many blessings we still have. As I was driving down the street last week, I turned the radio on and was surprised to hear Christmas songs playing. I immediately began to smile, listening to the lyrics of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". That feeling lasted only for a brief moment, as I came to a stop at an intersection and watched a family cross, all wearing surgical facemasks. I then looked over to my left and saw a man holding a sign that read, "lost my job, anything helps". I immediately thought, "Lord, how can this be the most wonderful time of the year?"