Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Secret Santa in our Midst

"Every unborn child and the mother that bears that child have the opportunity to transform history."

By Maria Gallagher, PA Pro-Life Federation
National Right to Life

Santa’s squad of invisible helpers is once again on the job this year. These unnamed philanthropists are zipping through department stores to pay the layaway bills of families who just cannot afford to make their final payments. 

Others place gloves, scarves, and other winter weather gear around community Christmas trees where men and women without a home can find them. And those with culinary skills rivaling the hottest cooking show contestants are whipping up authentic holiday feasts for hundreds of guests who might otherwise go hungry.

The generosity of the American people comes into bright focus amid the extravagant light displays and tinsel-covered window displays each December. The giving is often anonymous, with no expectation of any lavishly-wrapped present–or even the possibility of an acknowledgment–in return. It is that special, merriment-in-the-air quality that makes Christmas such a joyous time.

But the spirit of the season lives on, long after the glistening ornaments and the cherished cherubim replicas have been packed away. It continues, day in and day out, among those who serve those who lack clothes, money–even a name to call their own.
Mother Teresa, perhaps the 20th century’s best-known advocate for those in need, once said, “Unborn children are among the poorest of the poor.” The preborn child is powerless, completely without resources, and hidden from view. And yet he or she is worth more than all the gifts the Magi could offer.
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