The Crusader #331 - January 2019

Bulletin of the Eucharistic Crusade for Children in Australia

Dear Crusaders and Friends,

          I hope that you have all had a truly happy and blessed Christmas. It really is amazing to think that Jesus came all those years ago to save poor sinners. Let His goodness remind us of the good that we might do for sinners as well. It is nice to get, get, get, but when we see Jesus giving up “everything” to make us spiritually happy, we can’t help but want to do the same. You however will not be able to give up as much as Jesus or Mary. Nevertheless, I pray that you may be quick and generous in making little sacrifices for Jesus and Mary during these holidays.

          No one has to know that you denied yourself a biscuit or lolly when everyone else was having one; but Jesus and Mary will know and will draw you closer to their hearts. No one has to know that you obeyed right away with a smile even though you disliked what you where asked to do; but Jesus and Mary will know and will smile upon you. No one has to know that you picked up after them when they have left things untidy or out of place; but Jesus and Mary will know and decorate your soul with choice graces. No one has to know that you did their chores for them when they were being lazy or disobedient; but Jesus and Mary will know and will help you carry all of your crosses with supernatural joy. No one has to know….

          So many things that I can think to say. So many things that you can think of that I would never think of. Be generous in making these sacrifices with Jesus and Mary and they will always be generous back to you in spiritual treasure for your own soul and for the souls of poor sinners that you wish so much to help.

          May God bless you and keep you this Christmas season.

Yours in Jesus & Mary,

Fr. Benjamin Campbell