Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, religious
Readings for the day:
Psalm 82: 3-4,6-7
Gratitude is an essential element of our faith. It plays out in every relationship of our life. The more thankful we are, the more likely we are to receive. At mass, we can see this play out in our cry to God for gratitude. We should never forget to give thanks to God in the abundance we have received. As seen from the story of the lepers of today, the nine of them were carried away and they couldn’t remember to give thanks after they received healing from God. They reached out to him but failed to acknowledge his goodness. We are eager always to reach out to God for mercy and for him to hear and answer our prayers, for healings and the likes, afterwards, do we remember to give thanks for answered prayers. Do we remember to fall at the feet of jesus.
Gratitude open up a channel of grace from God to us as it is a pleasing offering to him. Let us endeavor to always approach our lord with a grateful and thankful heart; for the gift of our families, friends, health, wealth, creation, in short, for everything he has done for us.
Let us then continue to pray for the gift of thanksgiving for it is the will of God to give thanks to him through christ our lord.
Praise my soul the king of heaven.
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