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Thankful Thursday: Fund for BL Giving Day

Thankful Thursday: Fund for BL Giving Day

Today marks the official launch of the campaign for the Fund for Bishop Lynch, which is the primary source of support for our school and our operations outside of tuition. This special event has been marked with messages and images across our media platforms that paint a picture of the vibrancy and goodness of the culture we have worked together to build to form the hearts and minds of our students.

Thank you to all of you who have given a gift today and in the weeks leading

up to today in order to be a partner and contributor to the community-building endeavor that we take on in this 60th year of Bishop Lynch’s history.

This invitation to prayerful support extends beyond our current families to our alumni, past parents, grandparents, and friends of BL. A faith community united in prayer for common purpose presents a model for being with others that is marked with joy, passion, vitality, and promise of the fulfillment of our mission and vision. I am filled with gratitude as I see all of these characteristics in our hallways each day in the exchanges between caring, faithful, and dedicated adults and our students.

The reflections on prayer and philanthropy that are integral to this fundraising campaign continue to remind us of our own inherent goodness and that of others. Bishop Lynch is a gift to the community of Dallas as are we gifts to each other in communion with our call to discipleship. Thanks for showing up to be a part of this great journey together.

Finally, my gratitude and giving to this community are a prayerful hope of answering the call in my own life to be a worthy vessel of both receiving God’s gifts and having a readiness to pour them out unselfishly to those placed in my path.

The quote with which I conclude this column today is offered as a prayer for you, your families, and this Bishop Lynch community:

As our prayer deepens into a constant awareness of God’s goodness, the spirit of gratitude grows within us. Gratitude flows from the recognition that who we are and what we have are gifts to be received and shared. Gratitude releases us from the bonds of obligation and prepares us to offer ourselves freely and fully for the work of the kingdom.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Peace, Blessings, & GO FRIARS!