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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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November 27, 2006

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Honora

Welcome back!

No, I'm not giving my all (and I don't mean money; giving monetary help is right up there with yawning, tho' both can bring a bit of rest). I never do give my all anymore, because I can find a way out of some of it, now -- because love has died or dwindled. But that's precisely when giving can really begin -- when we give out of our own deepest want, not out of our abundance nor even out of our little bit.

It's hard to give from our want, but He sees it, and enters into it. His grace is sufficient. At our weakest, He is strongest. In giving our all to Him for His will, when we lay it all down, trusting ultimately and finally in Him, we can give hope to others even when we ourselves have never seen a blacker night. We can give bodily assistance to others, even when we could not possibly be more exhausted. We give peace, even if our loved ones are dying.

To live is Christ. It costs us everything sometimes, but He will not be outdone in graciousness. A hundredfold comes back to us.. often right here in this lifetime.

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