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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


 Letter from the Devil This can really make you think.

“I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores.
You awoke without kneeling to pray. 
As a matter of fact, you didn't even bless your meals, or pray before going to bed last night.
You are so unthankful, I like that about you!
I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed your 
way of living, Fool, you are mine.
Remember, you and I have been going steady for years, 
and I still don't love you yet.
As a matter of fact, I hate you, because I hate God.
He kicked me out of heaven, and I'm going to use you as long as possible to pay him back.
You see, Fool, GOD LOVES YOU and HE has great plans in store for you!
But you have yielded your life to me, and I'm going to make your life a living hell. 
That way, we'll be together twice. 
This will really hurt God.
Thanks to you, I'm really showing Him who's boss
in your life with all of the good times we've had.
We have been...
Watching dirty movies, cursing people out, stealing, lying, being hypocritical, fornicating, overeating, telling dirty jokes, gossiping, being judgmental, back stabbing people, disrespecting adults, and specially your parents!, no respect for the Church, bad attitudes.
SURELY you don't want to give all this up.
Come on, Fool, let's burn together forever. 
I've got some hot plans for us. 
This is just a letter of appreciation from me to you.

I'd like to say "THANKS" for letting me use you for most of your foolish life.You are so gullible, I laugh at you. 
When you are tempted to sin, you give in HA HA HA, you make me sick.
Sin is beginning to take its toll on your life.
You look 20 years older, and now, I need new blood.

So go ahead and teach some children how to sin.
All you have to do is smoke, get drunk or drink while underage, cheat, gamble, gossip, fornicate, and live being as selfish as possible.
Do all of this in the presence of children and they will do it too. 
Kids are like that.
Well, Fool, I have to let you go for now.

I'll be back in a couple of seconds to tempt you again. 
If you were smart, you would run somewhere, confess your sins, and live for God with what little bit of life that you have left.
It's not my nature to warn anyone, but to be your age and still sinning; it's becoming a bit ridiculous. 
Don't get me wrong, I still hate you.

Descubriendo el Siglo 21
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Fr Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
P. O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
(212) 244 4778

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


3-year-old Reese:
'Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name.


A little boy was overheard praying:
'Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am.'


After the christening of his baby brother in church,
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong. ?
Finally, the boy replied,
'That priest said he wanted us brought up in a Catholic home,
and I wanted to stay with you guys.'

One particular four-year-old prayed,
'And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.

A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
were on the way to church service, 'And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?' One bright little girl replied,
'Because people are sleeping.' like my grandma, for instance!!!
A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
'If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
' Ryan, you be Jesus !'
A father was at the beach with his childrenwhen the four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
'Daddy, what happened to him?' the son asked.
'He died and went to Heaven,' the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
'Did God throw him back down?'
A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
'Would you like to say the blessing?'
'I wouldn't know what to say,'
the girl replied.
'Just say what you hear Mommy say,' the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
'Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?'~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Descubriendo el Siglo 21
Discovering 21century
Fr Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
P. O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
(212) 244 4778

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you
Forget about the one's who don't. 
Believe everything happens for a
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. 
If it changes your life, let it. 
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would
be worth it.
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you can't get them back. 
So I'm going to tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
Send this to all your friends including me and see how many you get back. 
Send this balloon to everybody you like. 
You may also return it to me. 
If four balloons are returned to you, something you have been waiting for a long time will happen!!!! Believe me..
.... It really happens! Send a lot of little balloons to your friends!!!

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

Tel- 212-244-4778

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. 
What food might this contain?' 
The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning : There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said:
'Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.
I cannot be bothered by it.'

The mouse turned to the pig and told him,:
'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house! 
'The pig sympathized, but said:
"I am so very sorry, Mr.Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. 
Be assured you are in my prayers.'
The mouse turned to the cow and said: 'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!' 
The cow said: 'Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose.'
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. 
The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. 
In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. 
The snake bit the farmer's wife. 
The farmer rushed her to the hospital ,
and she returned home with a fever. 
Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. 
But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.  
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. 
We are all involved in this journey called life.
We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. REMEMBER...... EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON. 
One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend
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Descubriendo el Siglo 21
Discovering 21century
Fr Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
P. O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
(212) 244 4778