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November 24, 2017

St. Andrew Dung-Lac, S.J. and Vietnamese martyrs

1 CHR 29:10BCD, 11ABC, 11D-12A, 12BCD

R. (13b) We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“Blessed may you be, O LORD,
God of Israel our father,
from eternity to eternity.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power,
majesty, splendor, and glory.
For all in heaven and on earth is yours.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“Yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty;
you are exalted as head over all.
Riches and honor are from you.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“You have dominion over all,
In your hand are power and might;
it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all.”
R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Giving Continued Thanks

It is the day after Thanksgiving, for many a day to rest, a time to savor the conversations and interactions enjoyed yesterday with family and friends. This coming Sunday we celebrate the feast of Christ the King – Jesus, the Lord of time and history, whose life, death, and resurrection mark who we are as baptized Christian persons. No doubt yesterday brought opportunities to speak with family and good friends about all the adventures of these past weeks and months.

These recent experiences mark the ways we have used our time and talents in the service of others, various situations in which we have brought comfort and support, joy and hope into the lives of family and friends. Whether you thought about it or not, these conversations do in fact “bless and praise the name of God,” as today’s verses from the Book of Chronicles suggest.

Take some time this weekend to ponder God’s particular gifts and graces in your personal life. Note how relationships have been strengthened. Take note of how a personal struggle has been resolved. Bless God for the strength of family and the gift of new friends. It is the grace and growth of these past months that we bring to our God this Thanksgiving weekend. May Jesus Christ–whose life, death, and resurrection give us so much hope–strengthen my heart and bless all I accomplish for the greater glory of God!

—The Jesuit prayer team from the Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, WI.

Prayer

More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience
to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.

—Pedro Arrupe, SJ

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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November 24, 2017

St. Andrew Dung-Lac, S.J. and Vietnamese martyrs

1 CHR 29:10BCD, 11ABC, 11D-12A, 12BCD

R. (13b) We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“Blessed may you be, O LORD,
God of Israel our father,
from eternity to eternity.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power,
majesty, splendor, and glory.
For all in heaven and on earth is yours.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“Yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty;
you are exalted as head over all.
Riches and honor are from you.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.
“You have dominion over all,
In your hand are power and might;
it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all.”
R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Giving Continued Thanks

It is the day after Thanksgiving, for many a day to rest, a time to savor the conversations and interactions enjoyed yesterday with family and friends. This coming Sunday we celebrate the feast of Christ the King – Jesus, the Lord of time and history, whose life, death, and resurrection mark who we are as baptized Christian persons. No doubt yesterday brought opportunities to speak with family and good friends about all the adventures of these past weeks and months.

These recent experiences mark the ways we have used our time and talents in the service of others, various situations in which we have brought comfort and support, joy and hope into the lives of family and friends. Whether you thought about it or not, these conversations do in fact “bless and praise the name of God,” as today’s verses from the Book of Chronicles suggest.

Take some time this weekend to ponder God’s particular gifts and graces in your personal life. Note how relationships have been strengthened. Take note of how a personal struggle has been resolved. Bless God for the strength of family and the gift of new friends. It is the grace and growth of these past months that we bring to our God this Thanksgiving weekend. May Jesus Christ–whose life, death, and resurrection give us so much hope–strengthen my heart and bless all I accomplish for the greater glory of God!

—The Jesuit prayer team from the Jesuit Community at St. Camillus in Wauwatosa, WI.

Prayer

More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience
to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.

—Pedro Arrupe, SJ

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!