Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thankful Hearts are Needed

Thankful hearts gather together during Thanksgiving time to honor life, family, and friendship. They lift hands to give thanks for all that touches their lives. This Thanksgiving the world grieves for the massive loss of lives in the horrific Paris tragedy. Thoughts will be shared at Thanksgiving tables for those who perished and injured during the attacks. While it is true that life is uncertain, it is it is also true that it is to be valued. It is difficult to understand what turns man against man and hardens hearts to create unthinkable acts of violence.


In response to the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, the Catholic News Service posted the official statement from Father Federico Lombardi, spokesperson for the Holy See.


The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. 
Psalms 34:18

Where there is hatred, let the seeds of love be planted.


This Thanksgiving,
 let our hearts be filled with the Spirit
to honor all that is good. 
Let an attitude of gratitude 
fill the world and allow 
more thankful hearts to spread love.

While the Spiritual Journey Thursday community is not officially congregating to write today, I wanted to send this out as a pre-Thanksgiving wish.