A note received today:
Dear Father Peter
MY gift to you this Christmas is THANK YOU
Thank you for your actions-which speak louder than words
and convey reverence, respect and patience for the elderly.
Thank you for your honesty, your humble, self-disclosure, and your sense of humor.
Thank you for your enthusiam for the life and the ways you spark the same in others.
Thank you for your generosity of spirit, time and talent-and for pitching in to help in whatever way is needed.
Thank you for your example of kindness and love.
You challenge me to do-and to BE the same.
My the light of Christ which shines so brightly in you
enable you to feel the warmth of God's loving presence.
May God give you courage and support in your priestly ministry.
Blessings for Christmas and throught the New Year.