During a time in history when divisiveness seems to be breaking relationships rather than building relationships we are reminded by this young child to embrace a spirit of inclusivity and love for all. What we have in common far outweighs that which makes us different. And those unique differences are part of the beautiful picture this child paints for us. This is a reflection (untouched) in the words of a granddaughter of a beloved couple who are great friends and loyal donors of Catholic Charities efforts. It was a gift to me and I am passing it along to you this Valentine’s Day!

“Truly I tell you,” He said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”  Matt. 18:3-4

(~Mary Alessio-Director of Advancement)