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, September 7, 2016

A Lesson in Life

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer 
stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. 
Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses
or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, 
straight, flat road to nowhere. 
If someone hurts you, betrays you , or breaks you heart, 
forgive them. For they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to. 
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, 
not only because they love you, but because they are
teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never 
seen or felt without them. 
Make every day count. 
Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, 
for you may never be able to experience it again. 
 Talk to people you have never talked to before, 
and actually listen. Hold your head up because you have 
every right to. 
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe 
in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, 
no one else will believe in you either. 
You can make of your life anything you wish. 
Create your own life and then go out and live it.

Father Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Discovering 21 Century
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018

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