Spiritual Message from Fr Michael:
Our greatest gifts are not visible.
We normally put value on the gifts that we receive,
whether it is material or sentimental.
If we accept these gifts, there is an obligation on our part
to do something with it. It requires some sort of
response or action on our part.
Our Lord’s gifts to us, seem beyond our understanding.
A new life that has the capacity to reach paradise, to
spend eternity with God. Trust, forgiveness and love,
they are not tangible things. They cannot be purchased
at a store.
How do we respond to these gifts that we receive from
the Lord? That we could never acquire on our own, that
are not earned or even deserved.
The gifts themselves can not be seen. But the effect can.
We can respond, by living the life of thanksgiving, by
passing these gifts on. By showing love and
forgiveness. By sharing them with others.
“And that day you will say:
“Praise the Lord, call upon His
name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, make
mention that His name is exalted”