State Advocate

December 2021

Worthy brothers,

Truth be told I’ve never much cared for division! Not in math class and not in our nation. In school we were dealing with numbers , not hearts. Division in Mr. McNarney’s class dealt with a language of logic and absolutes; if this than that. There was no room for interpretation. The answer to the problem was either right or it was wrong. Period.

Numbers have neither opinions nor ideologies. Yet it appears that we as a society do indeed live or die by “the numbers.” For two years now numbers have defined and divided us. The number of sick, the dying, the unemployed, the lost profits, the vaccinated, the unvaccinated. Division! Are you “Red” or “Blue”? More division. What pronoun best describes you? Still  more division! Numbers are logical and absolute. Our world, not so much.

Wouldn’t you rather multiply your blessings by spending more time with your family, friends, and brother knights? And in return multiply the blessings of those around you.

My point is this. Lead your heart and follow your faith. If during this season of giving and goodwill we spent more  time looking for what it is that unites us;  that brings us together, and less time focusing on that which divides us, then maybe the sacrifice made by that small helpless babe born among the shepherds and sheep will not have been in vain.

Please take time this holiday season to count your blessings and remember those who are no longer with us but who have touched our lives so deeply.

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication this year. Lady Babette and I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and share with you a hope for a Happy healthy New Year in 2022.

Sincerely, 

Bob Zielinski
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
State Advocate
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Vivat Jesus
 

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