by Fr. Don Sackett
We love Breckenridge! I believe that statement sums up how Paulette and I
really feel about living here these past 10 months.What makes Breckenridge so great? Well for starters, people actually care about their neighbors. I offer my experience at our local medical clinic as an example. Everywhere we have lived, going to the doctor is the last place I ever want to be. It has historically been an impersonal experience. But here it's different. I was frustrated by the long wait to be seen until I experienced the unique level of care provided. I feel as though I know my practitioner and that she knows me. I have been asked to pray for the doctors and staff, and I feel as though my on-going care is skillful and helpful.
Here's another example: I recently made an online purchase that I recognized as fraud, and needed to quickly stop my transaction to avoid a financial loss. I went to the bank branch in town. I was admittedly upset over my transaction, and very impatient as I sat waiting for someone to assist me. I could not help overhearing the phone conversation the banker was having with another client. The personal attention she gave over the phone was refreshing and disarming. She said, “…Is your mother so-n-so? She is so pretty. I always thought of her as a beautiful lady…” Who talks like that in the fast-paced world of banking and finance? Well, the banker was knowledgeable and when she finished her phone call she helped me resolve my issue. Then she spent the next hour just getting to know me and my family.
These experiences, which are too numerous to mention, are part of the many reasons we feel blessed to be in Breckenridge. Little interactions like these add up to give an overall sense of peace, personal value and belonging. Breckenridge is an enclave of neighborly care and protection in an otherwise insensitive world of rioting and political manipulation.
As I have spoken to members of our parish and met new friends in the community, I have a growing sense of hope for Breckenridge. This hope has been echoed by our new BISD Athletic Director, our new School Superintendent, the High School Principal, and several other mid-career professionals I've met who are moving in or returning to our community. I've found we all came to Breckenridge filled with faith and hope that this little town we now call home would be a place where our families could thrive and where the town was destined for renewal.
There are an increasing number of talented, hard-working believers in Breckenridge who are working and praying for God to move mightily in our community. I know God has brought my family here for a reason, and I believe you're here for a reason, too.
Will you join us in praying for spiritual, social
and financial renewal in Breckenridge?