Here is our Christmas note sent out Thursday. It works for all our friends… you, too!
If you have ever been to my apartment, you are already aware that I have an embarrassingly large collection of angels for such a small place. Recently, in Saint Mary Press’ Servant Leader e-newsletter, reference to this picture caught my attention. “Subway Angel” by Carter Goodrich depicts an angelic figure, with a very large trumpet case, on her way… One would imagine that she is heading out to herald in some Good News.
Now, I indicated that my collection of angels is embarrassing large… and that’s among the artistic impressions of angelic figures that I have assembled, large and small. But, those of us in the Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry are aware of an even larger collection. Those who serve professionally in our parishes and schools as well as those who volunteer from their sparse free time all form a heavenly choir bearing Good News. Not unlike those angelic educators at Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT, you have given of your lives on behalf of young people.
So, please sound your trumpets boldly and raise your voices joyfully as all nations rise and proclaim “Glory to our King.” In the New Year and always, may we all be blessed with both peace on earth and mercy mild. May we participate in a culture that recognizes the continued need for God and sinners to be reconciled.
Have a blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with hope.
D. Scott Miller
along with Margaret Brogden, Ann Marie League, and Susan Smith
The Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry