On behalf of all our staff at Chicago Irish Immigrant Support, I take this chance to wish one and all, a blessed Christmas with a prosperous New Year.
The message at the heart of the Good News is expressed beautifully in a favorite hymn of mine: It is by: Susan G. Wente.
MAKE US TRUE SERVANTS
Make us true servants to all those in need,
Filled with compassion in thought, word and deed;
Loving our neighbor, whatever the cost,
Feeding the hungry and finding the lost.
Lord, make us prophets to cry out the way,
Telling the nations of mercy's new day.
Let us break barriers of hatred and scorn,
Speaking of hope to all people forlorn.
Lord, make us healers of body and mind,
Give us your power to give sight to the blind,
Love to the loveless and gladness for pain,
Filling all heart with the joy of your name.