“Lord, it is good to give thanks to you!”  These words of our Responsorial Psalm are recited by us several times.  We are reminded through the readings that we do not know all of God’s ways but we accept in great faith all that He wills for us.  He speaks to us in ways that we can understand and when we are ready to hear.  He invites us into His kingdom.  We are reminded to look past the challenges in our lives, to grow in faith and love, and to give thanks to him always.

As Vincentians, we should share this message of hope and thanksgiving with all those we encounter.  We should be present to them where they are at and be conduits of God’s love continually inviting them in faith to see beyond the challenges to the hope and love of Christ.  Do I give proper thanks to God for the many blessings in my life?  Do I help others to see beyond their challenges to the blessings they have?  Do I provide comfort and presence to others as the mustard seed plant does to all the creatures of heaven?

Lord Jesus, you continually bless me with many riches.  Let me always see past my challenges to that which you give to me and let me be ever grateful for all that I have.  Allow me to be your presence to others that they may sense the love and the hope that you offer to each of us.  Help us to walk in faith, ever confident in your Divine Plan and Divine goodness for each of us. We pray all of this in your name.  Amen

Deacon Mike