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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thank you /Gracias

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To each and every one of you I thank you so much for all your best wishes, prayers and birthday messages that I have received on  my 3 Facebook Accounts, 3 Sonico Accounts, 3 Plaxo Accounts, My Space, Youtube, Linkedin, Twitter, Hi5, PoDomatic, migente,  and regular emails
I was Overwhelmed with your messages and I am so deeply touched. I thank God for your friendship and for allowing me to reach your homes with my blogs,  reflections and prayers. 
I m blessed to have friends like you, my "Cyber Family".
I have read eac message and email , and I feel  so humble to have such a great FAMILY like you, my friends,
specially now, since I have my family far away in Spain, reading your messages made me feel less alone. Thank you and God bless you all.

Mil gracias a todos ustedes que me han enviado su felicitación y sus mejores deseos con motivo de mi cumpleaños, les agradezco profundamente su cariño, su apoyo y su respeto. Trate de dar respuesta uno a uno a todos ustedes, pero hasta el momento en que estoy redactando esta nota me es IMPOSIBLE, porque tengo  3 Facebooks, 3 Sonicos, 3 Plaxos, Hi5, MySpace, Linkedin, Youtube, Twitter, Podomatic, MiGente, y mis correos regulares
Solo les pido sus oraciones y gracias por permitirme llegar a  sus hogares por medio de mis reflexiones, columnas, oraciones etc.
Con sus saludos, cariño y respeto me demuestran cuan cierto es aquello que leemos en el evangelio: aquel que deja familia por anunciar el evangelio, recibirá ciento por uno ya en esta tierra.
Ustedes son mi familia, mis amigos, mi ciento por uno, y en este día que celebro un año más de mi vida han estado junto a mí. 
Gracias infinitas y que el buen Dios les recompense como ustedes se merecen. De Nuevo un gracias sincero y humilde.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited


Father Tomas Del Valle-Reyes