Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Parishioners and Friends in Christ,

             Are you generally a positive or negative person, a half full or a half empty type of person?  Our faith challenges us to move from a negative vision to a positive person.  The reason for this move is because Jesus is our hope for a brighter future.  God loves to create and recreate.  Scientists tell us that new species come into existence every year. 

The way to become more positive is to develop an attitude of gratitude, it helps us to see God’s action in our lives.  The more we see God’s action the more we find hope because of His presence brings peace and hope.  Another tool is prayer.  Spending time in prayer helps us to see life from God’s point of view.  God’s point of view shows us the whole picture, good and bad.  Any prayer form that brings us closer to Christ and helps us enter into a dialogue with Jesus is good.  In this dialogue it is important that you spend some time listening after you have shared your concerns.  A third tool is to reflect upon the question, “what new things do you see Jesus doing in your life, your family, our parish or our community?”  If you don’t see anything right away, ask God to help you see what He is doing.  The more we reflect upon the this question the more we will discover what Jesus is bringing about in our lives.

Some new things God is doing for our parish are: 1) Family Choir is off to a great start, 2) Family Breakfast this weekend after the 9 o’clock Mass, 3) getting closer to hiring a music director, 4) starting small groups, 4) Stations of the Cross for Eden Heights, and more items are in the planning stages.

May God open our eyes to see his presence among us and all the wonderful actions He is doing in our lives and world.  May He defend us against all forms of darkness and hopelessness and help us build a bright future.

In Peace and healings,

Fr. David

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