Health and Education Oral Report to Convention 2016 – Agnes Geiger
Neonicotinoid Pesticides, Microbeads, Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change, Genetically Modified Crops, Genetic Engineering, Physician Assisted Death, Euthanasia, Teen Suicide, Abortion, Elder Abuse – these are all issues we have addressed!
It has been a busy year for Education & Health!
We have done the following: Letter writing, Petitions, Online Polls, Postcard Writing, White & Green Ribbon Campaigns, Government Visits, March for Life, Novenas, Rosaries, 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care, Prayers, Catch the Fire, SMORES, Read Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment Laudato Si, Workshops, Guest Speakers, Conventions
What can we now do for ourselves?
Psalm 46:10 says “Be still, and know that I am God”
Drink more water. …..
Eat more fruits & vegetables…..
Grow a garden….
Get enough sleep….
Exercise. . Pick exercises you enjoy. ... Work out different parts of your body. ...
Get outside in Nature…Nature helps us withstand and recover from life’s challenges…… Let’s show our brains — and bodies — some love. Get outside!
Share your gifts & talents…. Volunteer……Say “YES” when asked!
“Let Go and Let God”
What do we want for our future?
Honey Bees & Butterflies, Clean Water, Fresh Air, Freedom, Healthy Families, Loving Relationships, The Lord’s Grace, Palliative & Hospice Care, A Pain Free & Peaceful Death
“We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promises.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation, in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders;
We are prophets of a future not our own.”
An adapted prayer by Archbishop Oscar Romero