Offer Hope

Have you seen the movie, Hunger Games: Catching Fire?  I thought it was a good movie!  Remember the sign of defiance that is repeated several times – the one where a hand is raised in solidarity with the victim-heroes of the games?   I relate to that sign.  If you know me, then you know what I do.

When concern, revulsion, injustice, love for family and neighbor, and love of peace collide and create an internal explosion of energy to right a wrong, then it’s time to do something. Every Monday morning I take a stand and work in defiance of a terrible wrong, and the work that I do makes a difference.  I know it does because I see  lives changed, each one a huge flair of hope in a battle far from won.

How did I get to this place?  I am generally cautious and somewhat timid to “defy” a norm.  The answer is this: to do nothing is more disturbing to my spirit than to step out in action.  First steps were timid, yes, but as with most things for me, the more I do something the easier it is and the wiser I become.

What about you? During this Christmas season I pray that you continue to draw closer to the Lord of Hope.  As you plan your new year, I pray that you find a way to right a wrong, to offer hope, and to be a light to someone who needs your help.  Let’s honor the Lord and serve Him together.

In hope,

Peggy

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About Peggy Angelino

Peggy and her husband, Tom, live in the Houston area. They have three young adult children. She is a former Respiratory Therapist and earned a Catechist Certificate in 2012 from the Diocese of Galveston-Houston.
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