We only have a few bare moments left of this liturgical year! Currently, I am in a prayerful mood, and am especially thankful for my priests.
From the book, “The Rise of Pope Benedict,” by John Allen, Jr., “…the only genuine basis for human rights, which is the belief that every human being has transcendent value because he or she is a child of God,” (178).
From the Magnificat, “Be vigilant that you may have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent,” (398).
“Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace,” (28).
“O God, protect our homes and neighborhoods, our loved ones and ourselves this night. Shelter in your love all who fear the terror of the night or the unseen danger that roams in the darkness. Bring us all in safety to the light of a new day in which to sing your praises, through Christ our Lord. Amen,” (28).
May this coming new year in the church be one filled with grace for you and lead you on the journey closer to Him who is the love which we are all seeking.
God bless! 🙂