Reading: Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed 5 are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” (Revelation 19:9a)
Every day I will bless you; I will praise your name forever. Great is the LORD and worthy of high praise; God’s grandeur is beyond understanding. All your works give you thanks, O LORD and your faithful bless you. They speak of the glory of your reign and tell of your great works. (Psalm 145:2-3, 10-11)
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens 8 will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.” (Luke 21:25-28)
Observation: On this day of Thanksgiving that we celebrate here in the United States, I woke this morning wishing to be connected to the universal church. Therefore, I journaled on the readings from daily Mass instead of the readings that were selected specifically for our national celebration of Thanksgiving. I guess I needed the reminder that God is speaking to me through the Word, but he is also speaking to me through the church. In my mind, there is no dispute over whether Jesus intended to start a universal church by appointing Peter as the authority. So, I am glad that God in his infinite wisdom decided to reveal to me the truth through his word that was carefully selected by his emissaries on earth.
Personification: Love Today, I will focus my attention of displaying the fruit of love to every one that I come in contact with. It will include those that read my blog today, as well as those that may come in contact with my page on Facebook and even those that I see face to face. It is my hope that God will give me the grace necessary to carry his love with me today and for the rest of my life.
Prayer: Lord, make me an instrument of your love. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Spirit. Amen.