Sunday, November 12, 2006

Minute Meditations - November 12

"Do not cast me aside in my old age; as my strength fails, do not forsake me."

(Ps 71:9)

"Do not wait for old age to offer yourself to God.
Offer Him the flower of your youth, which will be pleasing to Him and which He will accept with the greatest of love."

- St. Catherine of Siena

God of all ages, grant that I may give myself to You at every age of my life - youth, adulthood, and old age. Then in my old age continue to take care of me.

- Every Day is a Gift

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Minute Meditations - November 11

"In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus."

(1 Thes 5:18)

"Ingratitude is the enemy of our immortal souls.
Ingratitude empties our souls of merit, scatters their virtues, and deprives them of graces."

- St. Bernard

Almighty Father, help me to show gratitude to You for all the good things You have done for me. Let me also be grateful to all those who help me on my earthly pilgrimage to Your heavenly Kingdom.

- Every Day is a Gift

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

From My Inbox: You Are So Blessed

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won't survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the lonliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of the 20 million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare, especially in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this post, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in ways you may never know.

Kinda puts things into perspective, don't it?

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