- A simple phone call or visit for coffee and conversation may be all that is needed to feel God's loving concern. Do more listening than talking. And bring some cookies.
- Take a meal over, or better yet, invite them to your house for dinner.
- Offer to help decorate -- but if lights and festive décor are not wanted this year, let them know that is perfectly ok, too.
- A little extra note in a Christmas card with the assurance of prayers is a nice way to reach out to those who are not nearby.
- Is there a special gift you could give? It doesn't have to be big. Just a gesture to let them know you are thinking and praying for them.
- Offer to babysit, so a single parent can go Christmas shopping. Maybe slip in a little gift card to help out.
- Perhaps, Jesus is asking you to adopt a family this Christmas. After all, He wants all families to have the necessities and perhaps even a few wants and desires. In honor of good ol' St. Nick, could you provide?
Copyright 2018 Kelly Guest
About the Author
God has given Kelly lots of wonderful opportunities to follow Him. She was a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia in Nashville, an education coordinator for a Catholic Charities' program for pregnant teens, a middle school teacher, a director of religious education and is now a youth minister. Her most challenging and rewarding calling, though, is wife and mother of ten children. What she has learned, she blogs at CatholicMom.com. Kelly's book, Saintly Moms: 25 Stories of Holiness, is due out October 2021.