Some reflections for the Thanksgiving Season:
As we get ready to welcome family and friends, or to be welcomed, for a Thanksgiving meal that will nourish our bodies with all God’s blessing, I felt this first reflection would be relevant:
Luke 10 verses 41-42: The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”
General Directory for Catechesis , no. 50. Disciples of Jesus Christ grow in their Christian life through constant nourishment from the word of God.
Does the Lord find a welcomed and honored place in your home? How do you continue to be nourished in your faith life?
I also felt this second reflection would be relevant with the impending Black Friday and “official” start of the holiday shopping season. How do we enjoy the experiences and partake of the activities and yet, maintain the proper perspective throughout?
Luke12 verse 15: Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 1987-1999. Life in Christ results in a life of justification and grace. Justification cleanses us of our sins and puts us in communication with God and Jesus. The grace of the Holy Spirit brings this about.
What actions put me in closer communication with the Trinity and serve as an example to those I touch? How do I balance these actions with the current trends of consumerism, materialism, and the other "-isms" that divert attention from God?
A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Heavenly Father, Your gifts are greater than I can imagine. May I live each day with thanksgiving in my heart and praise on my lips. Thank you for the gift of Your Son and for the promise of eternal life. Let me share the joyous news of Jesus Christ and let my life be a thanksgiving for His love and His grace. Amen.
Gratefully enjoy the time off with your family and friends.
|GOD BLESS! GO T.E.A.M. OF DISCIPLINE!
|Mr. Mike Amlin, principal