Thursday, November 25, 2010

Extreme Gratitude {Thanksgiving}

Thank God!  
Give him the praise and the glory.  
Before all the living, 
acknowledge the many good things he has done for you, 
by blessing and extolling his name in song.  
Before all men, honor and proclaim God's deeds, 
and do not be slack in praising him.
Tobit 12:6
Our holy place to worship God on Thanksgiving and every day
Today's servers (including Peter) with Father Qui Thac and our acolyte, Zachary, preparing for Mass in the sacristy.

After worship, play
and play!
then feast!

Do not let a day slip by without considering God's favors; 
praise and exalt his generosity, particularly in contrast with yours... 
Faithfully remember the gifts bestowed by nature 
as well as those you enjoy by chance and grace 
and by the promised glory that, 
unless you happen to lose it through your own fault, 
is as certain as the rest. 
Think intently about the special and general graces from the Lord 
and admit truthfully that you received them from his hand. 
Preserve them assiduously in the greatest possible purity and love them dearly, 
but even more, love him who so blessed you.  
Withdraw and guard against offending grace and the Lord of grace...
~Father Fracisco de Osuna, O.F.M. +1540

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