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
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Loving God

Loving Godyour love be the centre and the focus
of our lives
Healing God
heal the hurts and wounds the scars that form
within and without
Forgiving God
may we know forgiveness and being forgiven
know release?
Liberating Godliberate our hearts and minds our faith and
our theology restoring god restore the damaged rebuild the broken
make us whole.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Help me God

Heavenly Father,
on windswept beaches
your saints of old
held their hands up to you
in wonder and amazement felt your power through the roar
of wind and surf and exposed to the elements
felt an oneness with the One
who had created all things.
This world does not often allow us
such intimacy with you, Father
we are crowded out by circumstances of our own choosing

seeking fellowship with each other
rather than with you.
Forgive our unwillingness
to follow in the footsteps of your saints
to meet you in the solitude of your creation
Forgive our unwillingness
to get our feet wet.

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330 West 38 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
Office Cell 917-499-9715
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Give Flowers....

There comes a point in your life when you realize:Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
Give these flowers to everyone you don't want to lose in your life, including the person that send it to you, if that's what is in your heart.
Try to collect as mamy as you can; it's not easy!
Be kinder than necessary
Because everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.

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330 West 38 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
Office Cell 917-499-9715
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Monday, April 7, 2014

A FIERY SERMON

A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him.

It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home alone,
sitting before a blazing fire.

Guessing the reason for his preachers
visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable
chair near the fireplace and waited.
The preacher made himself at home but said nothing.

In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning
logs.


After some minutes, the preacher took the fire tongs, carefully
picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the
hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent.

The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone
ember's flame flickered and diminished,
there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was
cold and dead.
Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting.

The preacher glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow,once more with the light and
warmth of the burning coals around it.
As the preacher reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear
running down his cheek, 'Thank you so much for your visit and especially
for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday.'

We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little.
Consequently , few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left
unspoken.

The Lord is my Shepherd ----- that's a Relationship!I shall not want ----- that's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ----that' s Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters -----that's Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul ----- that's Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness --that's Guidance!
For His name sake ----- that's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death--that's
Testing!

I will fear no evil ----- that's Protection!
For Thou art with me ----- that's Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me -----that's Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine
enemies------that's Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil ----- that's Consecration!
My cup runneth over ----- that's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
life----that's Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord -----that's Security!
Forever ----- that's Eternity!


Descubriendo el Siglo 21
Padre Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
330 West 38 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
Office Cell 917-499-9715
Español: 
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com 
English: 
www.Discovering21century.com