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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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Did you know?

Just something to think about.
Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? 
 Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? 
Did you know the ones who take care of others 
all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? 
Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and help me? 
Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile to see how much pain they may be in. 
To all my friends who are going through some issues right now--let's start an intentional avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now.

Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O.BOX 1170
New York, nY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Piece Of Cake

Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this," or
"Why did God have to do this to me."
 Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is
 going wrong she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke
up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks
her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, "Absolutely, Mom, I love your cake."
"Here, have some cooking oil," her Mother offers.
"Yuck" says her daughter.
"How about a couple raw eggs?" 
"Gross, Mom!" "Would you like some flour then? 
Or maybe baking soda?" 
"Mom, those are all yucky!"
To which the mother replies:
"Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves.
But when they are put together in the right way,
they make a wonderfully delicious cake!
Life works the same way.
Many times we wonder why God would let us go through such bad and difficult times.
But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order,
they always work for good!
We just have to trust Him and, eventually,
they will all make something wonderful!
God is crazy about you.
He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk,
He'll listen.
He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
~ Author Unknown ~

Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O.BOX 1170
New York, nY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

How Lucky I am..

I pause for a moment and think of the love and the grace
 that God showers on me:
I am created in the image and
 likeness of God;
I am God's dwelling-place.
Lord, may I never take the gift of freedom for granted.
You gave me the great blessing of freedom of spirit.
Fill my spirit with Your peace and Your joy.
I remind myself that I am in the presence of the Lord.
I will take refuge in His loving heart.
He is my strength in times of weakness.
He is my comforter in times of sorrow.
I take my time to read the Word of God, slowly, a few times,
 allowing myself to dwell on anything that strikes me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O.BOX 1170
New York, nY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Prayer for Our Family

"O Dear Jesus, I humbly implore 
You to grant Your special graces to our family this day.
 In Your Divine Mercy make our home a shrine of peace,
love and faith.
I beg You, Dear Jesus, to protect and bless all of
 us and our families absent and present, living and dead.
O Mary loving Mother of Jesus and our Mother,
pray to Jesus the Divine Mercy for our family,
and for all the families of the world. 
Ask Him to guard the tiny infant in the womb, the cradle of the newborn,
the young in the schools and those about to start their vocations in life.
 Amen"

Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O.BOX 1170
New York, nY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

http://radiosiglo21.blogspot.com/  Programa de Radio “La Tertulia”

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Prayers on Lent

Forty days alone, a wilderness of thoughts tempting and 
inviting thoughts
which could so easily have distracted you from your task, 

your mission your vision.
Yet you emerged, stronger and more attuned to all that had
to be done 
despite a time constraint that to our eyes would have seemed hopeless.
We too live in stressful times.
Demands are made of our time that leave so little
for the important things of life.
We are easily distracted in the wilderness of our lives
by every call to go this way or that to turn stone to bread
leap from mountains and do all that would keep us from the truth.

We listen to the voices of this world and ignore 

the one who endured all this and so much more and 
emerged triumphant that we might not have to suffer so.
Forgive us, Father when we get distracted from our task
Forgive us those times when we try to be all things to all men
and fail to be anything to anyone 

It is customary, Lord
to give something up during the season of Lent.
What would you have me do without? 

I who have so much
Chocolate?
Cream cakes?

Cigarettes?

Sweets?
Swearing?
The list is endless.........................................

and I could give up all those things for the span of 40 days
quite easily and almost painlessly 

But what difference would it make other than making me feel 'holier' that my friend who makes no such sacrifice . 
What would you have me do without? 
I who have so much:
Selfishness?
Conceit?
Envy?
Pride?
I fear before I ask 
that the answer might be 'yes' and the giving up would be 

all too real, Lord it would be difficult painful sacrificial a real cross to carry for 40 days
and more?


Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O.BOX 1170
New York, nY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

http://radiosiglo21.blogspot.com/  Programa de Radio “La Tertulia”