Uncle Eddy's E-mail -- April 17
Saint Donnan and Companions,
(entered heaven in 618)
Glad to hear that your "business" is doing so well, you´re a chip off the old entrepreneurial block. Being able to pay your own way through school will free up some of your parents´ funds to help offset the educational costs of your less business-minded siblings. One caveat, though ("caveat" means "a warning against certain acts or practices," in case you were wondering – you may be good at making money, but your SAT scores were shameful): don´t keep all your money to yourself. Greed is a powerful but sly operator, and the best way to defend against it is to discipline your own spending (by having a budget, for example – that just means deciding ahead of time how much money you will let yourself spend for all your different needs/wants) and to set aside an uncomfortable amount to support the works of the Church and those who are in greater need than yourself. I say "uncomfortable" for a reason. If you let yourself get "comfortable" in your wealth, you will most likely end up disobeying your conscience in order to preserve or increase it.
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|Published by: Mairi Mackinnon|
|Date: 2011-10-20 19:38:37|
|I attend St Donnan's Church on Isle of Eigg and have been searching on the web for any information on his life.It has been a lovely surprise to come upon your sight and discover his name used to impart such words of wisdom.I have had many blessings from praying to St Donnan.The church is having a big celebration for his feast day 17/4/2012.God Bless your evangelizing. Mairi
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