A number of our members use the
services of social enterprises, including café
and catering service, and landscaping
and grounds management. Some members also
provide such services. In supporting these enterprises, we are
also supporting the people and the programs that they support.
As we draw near to
Christmas, we recall that Christians celebrate that our God entered into a new
and unique relationship with humankind; that Jesus came to live among us as one
of us, to bring the face of God before us in a radically different way.
The spirit of
Christmas, then, is very much one of recognising the value of all people,
because our God has identified with each of us in a special way; and has told
us that we can find him in each other.
implications for our personal relations, our service to others and our work for
a more just and compassionate society.
May the spirit of Christmas renew and strengthen us in these