(Guest blogger, Laura Duquette)
What gives you joy in life? Recently I heard a hymn at church that always leaves me humming. It’s called, “How Can I keep from Singing?” I began reflecting on the lyrics, and it made me consider how, despite life’s difficulties, there are some things that can’t be taken away from us; such as, our relationship with God, how we love and care for others, the good we do in the world and our inner peace. For me, the most joyful days are when I’ve been able to make a difference in someone else’s life.
“Since Love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?” This line is meaningful in so many ways. Love is the highest virtue, and it’s what endures in life. Love is best expressed in relation to another person. We call this charity. As a result of us being charitable toward others, we will inevitably experience joy. And our joy in turn is infectious!!
The St Nicholas Project was created because of our care, concern and love for the children who are at Kurn Hattin Homes and who benefit from our support. When I think back on the moments when I’ve been able to donate my time and resources to the children at Kurn Hattin, I realize that they were very gratifying times! It makes me joyful knowing that I can make a child’s life better by providing him or her with opportunities that he or she may not have had otherwise.
Supporters of the St Nicholas Project, like you, are always so kind and generous in your care for the children: whether with financial or material donations, prayers or simply by talking to your friends about the great work being done at Kurn Hattin. Hopefully you also experience joy in knowing that your love for the children makes a difference! You help them overcome life’s difficulties and reach for a better future.
Maybe that joy in giving will even spill over into a song and you won’t be able to keep from singing about it! Won’t you support the children at Kurn Hattin Homes today with your donation?