Today’s Blessing Prayer: Happy Friday everyone! I hope your day has started out well and that you are looking forward to a good day and a relaxing weekend.
I would ask you to keep my classmate Fr. Chris Cleary, C.P. in your prayers. He is in the hospital dealing with a virus around his heart. It is a difficult and scary time for him so please in your prayers today remember him!
My prayer of blessing for all of you today comes for the words of another Paul, a much greater Paul than me – Today I say to all of you as you live this day: rejoice! Let me say it again: rejoice! As you live today let your kindness should be known to all. Have faith God is always near. Live today with no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, my friends in the Passion, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in the people of faith around you. If you do this then the God of peace will be with you today and always. (Adapted from the words of St. Paul to the Philippians)
Blessings to all! Have a great Friday! Peace in Christ Passion…Fr. Paul