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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I love You!!!

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear,
Cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom,
The wife was struck with the pain of learning
That sometimes there isn't "anymore."
No more hugs,
No more special moments to celebrate together,
No more phone calls just to chat,
No more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most
Gets all used up and goes away,
Never to return before we can say good-bye,
Say "I love you."

So while we have it,
it's best we love it,
Care for it,
Fix it when it's broken and
Heal it when it's sick.
This is true for marriage ...
And old cars,
And children with bad report cards,
And dogs with bad hips,
Family and aging parents and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it .....
Because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce.
There are just some things that make us happy,
No matter what.

Life is important.
We only have one.
We only have one mom, one dad,
One unique brother or sister or friend.
I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way.
Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it,
If you feel that way.

Suppose one morning you never wake up.
Do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking....I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling
Or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends and family know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back,
You would be amazed at what those three little words
And a smile can do.

And just in case GOD calls me home . . .


Live today to the fullest
Because tomorrow is not promised.

Descubriendo el Siglo 21

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