You'll know when it's me :)
So apparently people are once again being contacted through email by someone claiming to be me.
If you receive an email saying, "you should check this out" or "I should have sent this to you sooner" and is followed by a link...even if it shows it is from Jeff Artigues (and almost always from a strange looking email address), it is NOT from me. Do NOT click on the link.
I promise that if I ever send you an email with an attachment/link, I will make it painfully obvious that it is from me. It will be longer than you care to read, and there will be attempts at humor, but you will know it's from me.
And if you aren't sure, then please don't click on it.
While I have your attention (assuming I still do), please know that all of you continue to be in my prayers.
Concerning your physical safety/health, please protect yourselves (and others) by following recommended safety measures of social distancing, wearing masks, etc.
And if it bothers you that the government, the Church, or other authority figures are seemingly taking your rights away with these safety measures, try to look at following these measures as an act of love, as a selfless, sacrificial act of love. And if you think you're being asked to do too much, take a look at a crucifix and remind yourself about what a true selfless sacrificial act of love really looks like.
And speaking of love...if you haven't noticed, there seems to be a lot of hate going on in the world, specifically in our own country, and even closer to home, in our own state. That selfless sacrificial act of love that Jesus did, he did for ALL of us because he loves ALL of us. Please follow his example.
Don't match insult for insult or hate for hate, but respond with love.
St. Mother Teresa said, "If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: be kind anyway."
Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
And St. Francis said, "Where there is hatred, let me sow love."
I intentionally made this message long so that you would know it was really from me...and there's my attempted humor. :)
Dcn. Jeff Artigues
on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:13AM