State Deputy Report December  2018

Brother Knights:

December….. one of the most special months of the year!

We prepare during Advent for the birth of our Lord and Savior. What a Prayerful and

Joyful time of the year! We look forward to the coming of baby Jesus into our life!

It is also one of the busiest and stress filled times of the year for most everyone!

End of the year reports and finances, what am I going to get for Uncle Bill, I cannot afford the new car my daughter wants and how am I going to put up with all the in-laws on Christmas day? Stress! Stress!!

Keeping CHRIST in Christmas makes it work for everyone!

Always have that smile on your face! Say hello to people you do not know! Let someone with one item go in front of you in the check-out line!  Tip even the bad waitress, may be her day has been worse than yours! When someone cuts you off in traffic, wave the whole hand instead of one finger! “Help the little old lady across the street!”

That is what Jesus and being a Christian is all about!

Make a difference in one person’s life every day and on December 25th, Jesus will be trying to crawl into your arms! I can live with that!

December is also one of the most depressing times of the year. It is one of the highest

months for suicides. Not everyone can put up with the stress or the loneliness this month can bring. I have a friend who lost her husband to cancer and her son to suicide in the last six months. I could see in her eyes this morning the pain she is going thru.

As Knights and Christians, we should step up! Everyone has a member in their council that has lost his soul mate or a spouse that no longer has her Knight in her life. A phone call or a card could make all the difference in his or her life!

What Would Jesus Do?? That act of kindness would be the best present you could give Jesus!

As you go about your busy month of December, keep in mind the little things that you could do for someone else that could be a turning point in their life…and maybe, yours also!

I hope you all have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!

God Bless you all!

Roy Anderle

State Deputy

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