Daily Blessing: In about an hour I am off to Enola, PA and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish where I will begin a mission this evening. Please pray for the faith community at Our Lad of Lourdes and their preacher this week. I will be preaching all the masses this weekend and then celebrating the mission from Sunday evening thru Tuesday evening at 7 pm. If you are in the Enola/Harrisburg area come and join us!
Daily Prayer: Compassionate God; take away from our hearts all suspiciousness, indignation, anger and contention and whatever is determined to hurt kindness and lesson love. O God, have mercy, on all who seek your mercy. Give grace to all in need of your grace today. Help us to live this day in your love so that we may be found worthy to enjoy the fulfillment of your grace and attain your gift of eternal life. Amen. (Adapted from a prayer by Thomas À Kempis)
Daily Blessing: Friday greetings and blessings to all! I hope this finds you enjoying your Friday or at least making your way through it is a life giving way. I am in the midst of getting things done so that I can head back out on the road tomorrow as I will head to Enola, PA and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish where I will celebrate a mission beginning tomorrow. I would ask your prayers for the faith community at Our Lady of Lourdes and for their preacher.
Daily Thoughts: Our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles offers us a nice reflection for our journey through Easter and life. The Pharisee Gamaliel seems to be a man of wisdom as he reflects on the challenge that the Sanhedrin seem to be confronted with – are the Apostle for real? His solution is one that should be applied every time we encounter this type of challenge. Only time give us the answer whether something is of God or not.
A Runner’s Thoughts: “Fear of trying causes paralysis. Trying causes only trembling and sweating.” (Mason Cooley) and “Let him [or her] that would move the world first move himself [or herself}.” (Socrates)
Daily Prayer: Loving God, be with us today and give us strength because often we are weak. You are our life and without you we are without passion. You are our light and without you we cannot see what is before us. Be with us this day, Loving God, for we desire your love and always want to be in your company. Stand by us, Lord Jesus, so that as we face the dangers and struggles of this day we will not be alone because we know that you are always with us and will never leave us to face the struggles of life alone! Amen!