We have reached the day of great joy – Christ (which means the “anointed one”) has come to earth to be one of us, to deal with daily struggles, pain and suffering; but most of all, to love. Jesus is the greatest example of love – unconditional love for everyone! Of course, as humans we cannot (or at least we have great struggles) loving everyone unconditionally. There are some whom we have struggles with and to love them no matter what is beyond us. We thank God for coming to earth as Jesus, the Savior of the world and we celebrate this day and this season we are now in!
There is no greater time than today to thank so many different people for the privilege of simply knowing them and for the help they provide to me. First, I thank the staff here at Prince of Peace: from Fr. Ryan, Deacons Bill and Dennis, to my co-workers here daily. There is so much talent, so much dedication and so much wanting to serve God and all of you. I am so very grateful for each of you!
Next, I thank God for all of the incredible volunteers here at Prince of Peace. Every one of you – and there are many hundreds of you. I am so very grateful for all that you do for God, this community, our world and for me! You change so many lives by the selfless giving of your time and talents, and for that I be forever thankful!
Most of all, I want to thank all of you: each and every member here at Prince of Peace. You have blessed me in so many ways that I cannot begin to express my deep appreciation for all of you! As I look back at the last 2 years, 8 months and 13 days (who’s counting?), you have shown me a way to love and care that I did not know or understand before; I am so very grateful!
Mary and I, along with our family: Son, Ryan, our daughter-in-law, Ashley, grandchildren: Jacob, Henrik, Olive, William and Charles, and son, Tyler and our future daughter-in-law, Annie wish you a most blessed Christmas with our love!
- Deacon Jeff