On this Friday in November, we pause to say thank you to all veterans. Your service to our nation has helped keep us secure for nearly 250 years. Thank you for your service.. Thank you to your families. May God bless you.
The virtue-strength this week is gratitude. Being thankful. There are many things to be thankful for. God’s love for us, the Eucharist, friends, family and more,
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits and blessings which you have given
me, for all the pains and insults which you have borne for me.
Merciful Friend, Brother, and Redeemer, may I know you more clearly, love you more
dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day.
– Saint Richard of Chichester (1198-1253)
The strength to speak and act with a spirit of thankfulness for the gifts and blessings we receive.
Let’s live today with a full heart.
The slide deck with more prayers and examples can be viewed here. Gratitude-2023-MINI-PDF
The opposing vice/weakness is ingratitude – The weakness of being forgetful of or giving a poor return for kindness received.
Remember to show gratitude to those around you. Jesus reminds us the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. And the second is to love your neighbor as yourself, Gratitude is a way to live these commandments.
In Christ’s Peace,
President Assumption Catholic Schools
Mission-to inspire excellence and personal growth grounded in Catholic principles and tradition.