May God’s blessings be upon you. An early Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you will be able to enjoy time with friends and family in the upcoming days.
Appropriately the virtue of the week is Gratitude.,
The strength to speak and act with a spirit of thankfulness for the gifts and
blessings you receive.
Lord, we have so much to be grateful for: our
families, our health, our talents, our school.
Thank you for all of these blessings in our lives.
May we grow stronger in the virtue of GRATITUDE
and develop the habit of recognizing all of the
different blessings you send us in our lives.
WAY TO LIVE THE VIRTUE THIS WEEK
Thank a family member for something that they
have done for you recently.
Let’s live today with a full heart, a heart that is
GRATEFUL to be able to enjoy the beautiful things
God blesses us with each day especially the
people or things we take for granted.
“He who beholds Heaven with a pure eye, sees
better the darkness of earth; for, although the
latter seems to have some brilliancy, it disappears
before the splendor of the heavens.”
– St. Ignatius Loyola
Luke 17: 11-19
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region
between Samaria and Galilee.
As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.
Keeping their distance, they called out, saying,
“Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to
the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean.
Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet
and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.
Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine,
where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise
to God except this foreigner?”
Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way;
your faith has made you well.”
“In our troubles, we must always say,
Blessed be God,
thank You my God,
or glory to God.”
– St. Jeanne Jugan
“If you do not know your own dignity and
condition, you cannot value anything
at its proper worth.”
– St. Bonaventure
The opposing vice
THE WEAKNESS TO BE FORGETFUL OF OR TO GIVE A POOR RETURN
FOR KINDNESS RECEIVED
INGRATITUDE BRINGS UNHAPPINESS
Ungrateful people are unhappy people.
Those who always want more or something
better can never be happy in the present
If you are always looking ahead to something
better, if you think you will only be happy ONCE
you get that thing or achieve that status or
accomplish that goal … you spend your whole
life seeking those things and you develop the
habit of never being satisfied.
Let’s develop the habit of being grateful and
content with what we have right now.
Lord, we praise You for being so good to us.
We want to be more like You each day.
Thank you for helping us be more GRATEFUL today.
Help us all to be more GRATEFUL this week by thanking a family
member for something that they have done for us recently.
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools