Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human
family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort
in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today,
tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for
grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.
IN EGET SAPIEN VITAE
“In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
This is the time of year when the leaves turn color and the harvest is brought in
from the fields. The smell of fall is in the air. It is a season to give thanks
for the many blessings God has given us.
A priest from our Diocese spent time in our mission in Zimbabwe. He shared with
me how shocked he was coming back home and going to the Kroger store. He said, “I
stood there looking at soaps remembering how I had to stand in line for hours, to
try to buy a bar of soap, and now there before me was this sea of soap.” How many
different ways you can buy dial soap? He counted them: 29.
We have great abundance in America. We can buy most anything we want if we have the
money. We have the freedom to go where we want, when we want. We are so blessed!
So often we forget to be thankful. Maybe we remember on Thanksgiving Day but it
is sad if we only remember one day a year.
We ought to be thankful every day, for
every day, for every thing and every one in our day. We are so blessed!
Everyone has reason to give thanks. And here in America we have a lot to be thankful
for! We have much for which we should say, “Thank you, God” many times a day. I don’t
think God ever gets tired of hearing us say, “Thank you.” Let’s get into the habit
of thanking God each day for at least one thing and I bet you will find that you
just can’t settle for one thing, you’ll think of many! Let’s put on an attitude
God bless you!
Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Friday at
Communion Service on Wednesday and Thursday at 8:15 a.m.
Confession–Saturdays from 4:00-4:15 p.m. Or any time upon request.