Monthly Archives: January 2012

GRATITUDE by Sr Gerard Fernandez

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Everything that happens in our lives is a blessing from a loving God who assures us when he says, “the plans I have made for you are good, not for disaster.”  Jeremiah 29:11

St. Mary Euphrasia reminds me too:

“Never receive a kindness, a gift from God, withour thanking God. 

God loves and blesses grateful hearts.”

Today I turn to Him and even when things are difficult and painful, I look beyond the cross and ask for the experience of the resurrection.  I feel God’s love embracing me in every situation.  Each day, I pray, “Lord you have healed me and I will thank you forever.”

I sum up what is in my heart in this poem by Clay Harrison:

My Grateful Heart is Filled with Love

My grateful heart is filled with love,

For I am blessed by God above.

My needs are met before I ask,

And I feel strength for every task.

I’ve known sorrow and some pain,

But all of these I count as gain.

For God is good, and God is fair,

And thru’ it all I know that He is there.

I’ve made my heart His dwelling place,

And He forgive me by His grace.

By faith I walk within His light

And never fear the coming night.

My grateful heart is filled with love,

For I am blessed by God above.

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