There is always a need for a little spiritual comfort at this time but instead of any kind of sermon as such, I’d like to offer this Reading from our recent Sunday Service. It was one of those days! The Chairperson was ill as was the medium (so we pass on healing thoughts to Richard and Glynis ) but Jane’s choice of Reading helped all of us to focus on what really matters and things came back into perspective. A Christmas Message can come in many ways.
The lovely actress, Audrey Hepburn, wrote these words when asked to share her “beauty tips”. It was read at her funeral many years later.
1 For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
2 For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
3 For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
4 For beautiful hair let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
5 For poise walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
6 People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed: never throw out anyone.
7 Remember if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at each end of your arms. As you grow older; you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.
I think these tips are not gender specific so apply them and find your own inner beauty, ladies and gentlemen.
The Committee and Office Bearers wish you all the happiest of Christmases and a joyful, peaceful and healthy New Year in 2012.
June Herraghty B.A., M.Sc.