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  • Writer's pictureFather Lance W. Harlow

Where's Your Picture?

This morning I noticed the bird on the right feeding the bird on the left at the bird feeder by passing the birdseed from her beak into his. I am guessing that it is a mother bird feeding her baby, but I have never seen that before at a birdfeeder. We've all seen mother birds going to the nest for their babies with worms. But this "baby" seems almost as big as the mother herself and is still being spoonfed, or should I say, "beak-fed"?

But isn't that what love is? Isn't that what charity is? We, who are stronger, feed those who are weaker. That's what our donors at the St. Nicholas Project are like. They are like mother birds feeding their babies and teaching them how to fly from the nest and to grow up to become successful adults. Every once in a while we get a glimpse of their love in action. Perhaps it's a staged shot for the camera of a donor handing over a check to somebody at the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children or the St. Nicholas Project. Perhaps it's a candid shot taken quickly at one of our parish visits where people all look up at the camera as someone says, "smile"!

I wish I had a picture for every check that comes across my desk from such faithful donors who give consistently and are so trustworthy. Your love would inspire so many people. Thank you so much for feeding the "baby birds"; that is, the boys and girls at Kurn Hattin Homes with your donations. And more than that, you are helping these kids to get out of the nest and to become successful young adults.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such good, faithful and reliable donors who take the act of raising "babies" so seriously. Because of you, the fledgling children will survive.

Please make a donation today to the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. You really do make a difference and I would love to tell the stories of your generosity in pictures and in print. God bless you!!

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