Throughout my life I have always tried to be a leader in my civic an professional activities. Mostly because of the positions I held, I have received numerous trophies, plaques, awards and certificates suitable for framing. I appreciated the recognition and always tried to give of myself to the organization that I had the opportunity to lead.
This evening Nanci and I received the greatest award ever.We were named as the recipients of the Magnificat Award. The setting was the Catholic Charities annual dinner; approximately 50 of our friends and fellow parishioners came to celebrate with us, along with several hundred others. Of course the Most Reverent Thomas J Olmsted, Bishop of hoenix, gave the Invocation and Greeting.
We were humbled to be nominated for this great honor; we did not know we were nominated until the award was made public. So many people in our community give of themselves to help others that we wondered how we even deserved the nomination, much less to be awarded the Magnificat Award for 2010.
We accepted this award on behalf of the many people who work to help others. I will skip the business message for this evening, but ask you to remember that each of us has a responsibility to help those less fortunate, not only in our churches, but the greater community as well.
God’s ultimate goal for your life on earth is not comfort, but character development.
Have a Great Day!