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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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

God's Boxes


I have in my hands two boxes,
Which God gave me to hold.
He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black box,And all your joys in the gold."
I heeded His words, and in the two boxes,
Both my joys and sorrows I stored,
But though the gold became heavier each day,
The black was as light as before.
With curiosity, I opened the black,I wanted to find out why,
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole,
Which my sorrows had fallen out by.
I showed the hole to God, and mused,"I wonder where my sorrows could be!"
He smiled a gentle smile and said,"My child, they're all here with me.."
I asked God, why He gave me the boxes,
Why the gold and the black with the hole?
 "My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
The black is for you to let go." 
We should consider all of our friends a blessing.
Send this to a friend today just to let them know you
are thinking of them and that they are a joy in your life.
A ball is a circle, no beginning, no end.
It keeps us together like our Circle of Friends.
But the treasure inside for you to see,
Is the treasure of friendship you've granted to me.
Today I pass the friendship ball to you.
Pass it on to someone who is a friend to you...
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sand and Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert. 
During some point of the journey, they had an argument; and one friend slapped the other one in the face. 
The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "Today my best friend slapped me in the face". 
They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath the one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire ! 
And started drowning, but the friend saved him.  
After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: "Today my best friend saved my life".
The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, 'after I hurt you, You wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?'
The friend replied 'when someone hurts us we should write it down in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it
Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone. 
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them. 
Take the time to live! 
Do not value the things you have in your life, but value who you have in your life !

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