To simply stop at the Turkey, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday would be to miss the point of what our lives should always be – Eucharistic.
There are many things I can mention today on the eve of National Thanksgiving Day. Our lives are constantly Eucharistic lives – lives of thanksgiving. Every day I’m in deep gratitude to God for my parents, my siblings, family, extended family, and closest friends. They have been the reflection of joy, strength, and have manifested God’s love in my life.
I am also deeply grateful that God has called me to journey with Him to the priesthood. No one is ever worthy of being ordained and God’s calling is a pure and undeserved gift. And I know that if I make it to Holy Orders, it will be because God made it possible and I am to give it back to Him out of love.
But this year, I’d like to emphasize my gratitude to God for the gift of Donmiguel & Nico. God has allowed them to come into my life, to study together and pray together as we all journey towards Easter.
These two young gentlemen humble me because they allow me to see the face of God working in their lives. In these sacred times leading up to Easter, I can see this dialogue taking place between Donmiguel and Jesus, Nico and Jesus. I consider myself blessed to simply step back and watch God’s grace work in their lives.
Many things to be thankful for this year, these two young gentlemen are definitely an exception. All things come from God, all things will return to Him. PTL!