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Live God’s Grace This Holiday Season
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by Father Steven Boes, President and National Executive Director, Boys Town

tags: Father Boes, Today's Family, Village of Boys Town

Live God’s Grace This Holiday Season

"Grace is not just something we say at the dinner table. It is a way to live."

I saw this saying on a plaque recently and a light bulb went off. It was as if God was speaking directly to me.

Grace is something we receive from God even when we don't deserve it because we are His children. He is always bestowing blessings on us, even if we don't always see them as blessings at the time. There are times when I forget that – when we all forget that.

Through God's grace, we all have gifts to share and the Lord calls us to share them with others. Sometimes, that's not the easiest thing to do, especially when you've been beaten down with unexpected burdens or disappointments in life. But God, again through His grace, will always give you the strength to rise above these challenges so your gifts can shine through.

As the holiday season of celebrating with family and friends begins, I ask that you take a look at how you are showing grace in your daily life and find new ways for you and your children to put your grace into action.  Stop by to check  in on a friend or a neighbor, join the church choir for the Easter Season or start a food drive so those in need can enjoy a holiday meal. The opportunities are endless!​

God's grace shines brightest when it's reflected through us.