Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes

Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.

For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you
Forget about the one's who don't. 
Believe everything happens for a
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. 
If it changes your life, let it. 
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would
be worth it.
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you can't get them back. 
So I'm going to tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
Send this to all your friends including me and see how many you get back. 
Send this balloon to everybody you like. 
You may also return it to me. 
If four balloons are returned to you, something you have been waiting for a long time will happen!!!! Believe me..
.... It really happens! Send a lot of little balloons to your friends!!!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. 
What food might this contain?' 
The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning : There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said:
'Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.
I cannot be bothered by it.'

The mouse turned to the pig and told him,:
'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house! 
'The pig sympathized, but said:
"I am so very sorry, Mr.Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. 
Be assured you are in my prayers.'
The mouse turned to the cow and said: 'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!' 
The cow said: 'Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose.'
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. 
The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. 
In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. 
The snake bit the farmer's wife. 
The farmer rushed her to the hospital ,
and she returned home with a fever. 
Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. 
But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.  
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. 
We are all involved in this journey called life.
We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. REMEMBER...... EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON. 
One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018


One day a while back, a man, his heart heavy with grief, was walking in the woods.  
As he thought about his life this day, he knew many things were not right. 
He thought about those who had lied about him back when he had a job. 
His thoughts turned to those who had stolen his things and cheated him. 
He remembered family that had passed on.
His mind turned to the illness he had that no one could cure.
His very soul was filled with anger, resentment and frustration.
Standing there this day, searching for answers he could not find, knowing all else had failed him, he knelt at the base of an old oak tree to seek the one he knew would always be there, and with tears in his eyes, he prayed.....................

"Lord- You have done wonderful things for me in this life. 
 You have told me to do many things for you, and I happily obeyed. 
Today, you have told me to forgive. 
I am sad, Lord, because I cannot. 
I don't know how. 
It is not fair Lord. 
I didn't deserve these wrongs that were done against me and I shouldn't have to forgive.
 As perfect as your way is Lord, this one thing I cannot do, for I don't know how to forgive. 
My anger is so deep Lord, I fear I may not hear you, but I pray that you teach me to do this one thing I cannot do - Teach me To Forgive."

As he knelt there in the quiet shade of that old oak tree, he felt something fall onto his shoulder. He opened his eyes.
Out of the corner of one eye, he saw something red on his shirt. 
He could not turn to see what it was because where the oak tree had been was a large square piece of wood in the ground.
He raised his head and saw two feet held to the wood with a large spike through them. 
He raised his head more, and tears came to his eyes as he saw Jesus hanging on a cross.
He saw spikes in His hands, a gash in His side, a torn and battered body, deep thorns sunk into His head. Finally he saw the suffering and pain on His precious face. 
As their eyes met, the man's tears turned to sobbing, and Jesus began to speak.

"Have you ever told a lie", he asked?
The man answered - "Yes Lord."

"Have you ever been given to much change and kept it?"
The man answered "Yes Lord". And the man sobbed more and

"Have you ever taken something from work that wasn't yours", Jesus asked?
And the man answered "Yes Lord."

"Have you ever sworn, using my Father's name in vain"?
The man, crying now, answered "Yes Lord".
As Jesus asked many more times, "Have you ever"? The man's crying became uncontrollable, for he could only answer "Yes Lord".
Then Jesus turned His head from one side to the other, and the man felt something fall on his other shoulder. He looked and saw that it was the blood of Jesus. When he looked back up, his eyes met those of Jesus, and there was a look of love the man had never seen or known before.

Jesus said,
"I didn't deserve this either, but I Forgive You."

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Three Things....

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back:
1. Time
2. Words
3. Opportunity
Three things in life that can destroy a person:
1. Anger
2. Pride
3. Unforgiveness
Three things in life that you should never lose:
1. Hope
2. Peace
3. Honesty
Three things in life that are most valuable: 
1. Love
2. Family ; Friends
3. Kindness
Three things in life that are never certain:
1. Fortune
2. Success
3. Dreams
Three things that make a person:
1. Commitment
2. Sincerity
3. Hard work
Three things that are truly constant:
Father - Son - Holy Spirit
I ask the Lord to bless you, as I pray for you today; to guide you and protect you, as you go along your way.
God's love is always with you, God's promises are true. 
And when you give God all your cares, you know God will see you through. 
You may pass this along to People you want God to Bless - I just did!
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