Today’s Blessing Prayer: Monday greetings and blessings to all! May we pause this morning to remember what happened that Tuesday Sixteen years ago and how it changed our lives. Perhaps you will think about where you were and what you felt as the tragic events of that day unfolded. Yet, here we are sixteen years later still searching for peace!
My thoughts and prayers today go out to all affected by the events of that day especially to the children who lost mothers and fathers. Nothing can fill the void of their loss. May what remains unfilled always keep them connected to the gift of the person, the treasure they lost!
I cannot help but reflect upon where we find ourselves today with the reality of so many wars, so many violence acts, so much anger, so little tolerance, so much need to blame, so much finger pointing, so much yelling, so much hate, so much condemnation, so much arrogance, so much self-centeredness, so little compassion, so little forgiveness, so little mercy, so little caring, so little chance for peace it seems – we also need to remember all those dealing with the disasters and ongoing disasters of nature. So many people are in need today. In our thinking back we must also not forget to think of the needs of the present.
My prayer of blessing for all of you today is - to ask God’s blessing upon you, may it be a solemn blessing rich in peace, strong in courage and graced by love. And may it be a blessing that you will bring it to those you love and to the piece of the world that you will touch today. May God bless you with the insight to see the gift, the treasure that you are and that you will share it with the world! Peace to those who morn today, peace to those who focus on clean up today and peace to those who find themselves in the midst of a storm today! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!