Day: November 28, 2019

November 28, 2019 Reflection – Give thanks!

(c)Mary TV 2019The Youth Festival is a huge and joyful time of thanksgiving!!  November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day (USA) Dear Family of Mary! Today in the USA we have a special day set aside to give thanks to God for all our blessings. It is a beautiful family day. Giving thanks is a very healing practice. All we are and have has been given to us by God. So giving thanks to Him is the perfect response to those gifts and a gesture that communicates to God that we love Him dearly!! So, let’s practice thanksgiving today, and every day! Our Lady once told us: “Dear children! Today I invite you all to rejoice in the life which God gives you. Little children, rejoice in God, the Creator, because He has created you so wonderfully. Pray that your life be joyful thanksgiving which flows out of your heart like a river of joy. Little children, give thanks unceasingly for all that you possess, for each little gift which God has given you, so that a joyful blessing always comes down from God upon your life. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 1988) St. Faustina wrote this most beautiful hymn of thanksgiving and praise! Through it we can rejoice in God, our Creator:   Be adored, O our Creator and Lord. O universe, humbly glorify your God; Thank your Creator to the best of your powers And praise God’s incomprehensible   mercy.   Come, O earth, in all your fine greenery; Come, you too, O fathomless sea. Let your gratitude become a loving song, And sing the greatness of God’s mercy.   Come, beautiful, radiant sun. Come, bright dawn which precedes it. Join in one hymn, and let your clear voices Sing in one accord God’s great mercy.   Come, hills and valleys, sighing woods and thickets, Come, lovely flowers of morning tide; Let your unique scent Adore and glorify God’s mercy.   Come, all you lovely things of earth, At which man does not cease to wonder. Come, adore God in your harmony, Glorifying God’s inconceivable mercy.   Come, indelible beauty of all the earth, And, with great humility, adore your Creator, For all things are locked in His mercy, With one mighty voice all things cry out; how great is the mercy of God.   But above all these beauties, A more pleasing praise to God Is a soul innocent and filled with childlike trust Which, through grace, is closely bound to Him. (1750 Diary)   In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2019