The Gospel reading at Sunday’s Mass hit home to those of us who work at Cross International Catholic Outreach. That’s because Matthew 25:31-46 is a foundational scripture for us—a reminder to see Jesus in every hungry, thirsty, naked, homeless, imprisoned, or impoverished person we serve.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. ~ Psalm 107:8-9
Throughout the year we receive heart-felt thank you letters and cards from the projects we support around the world. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we thought now was a great time to share some of them with you.
As I drive around town, it isn’t hard to find statues and buildings that have been erected to the affluent and famous. One medical building’s pediatric wing is named for a philanthropist. The same is true of the baseball stadium of a local university. People have always found it satisfying to have their legacy “made permanent” by fashioning it in steel and stone.
Thanksgiving is perhaps one of the best reminders we have to sit back and take stock of all we have to be thankful for. And we at Cross Catholic have found so much to thank God for this year!