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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Yea!!! We are back online after a mighty struggle!
Thank you for your many prayers,
for it is only by God's grace
that we'll be able to continue
this apostolate!
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Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 40:25-31
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10
Matthew 11:28-30

A reflection on today's Sacred Scriptures:

Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all my being, bless His holy name.

Psalm 103:1)

As faithful children of the Almighty it is our privilege and duty to give Him praise. As Holy Scripture says in Psalm 33, to praise God is fitting for loyal hearts.

How do we give God the praise due to Him, what deeds and method shall we employ?

God delights in our best efforts and is pleased with us not just as one among many, but as one created especially by Him and for Him. Therefore the unique circumstances of our lives, our special gifts and yes even our particular foibles present us with one of a kind opportunities for us to praise Him.

Give yourself over then to the Holy Spirit who we are told knows how to pray (and praise as we do not) (Romans 8:26) and be prepared to let all your being bless God’s Holy Name.
Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS


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