Is 45:1,4-6 • Psalm 96:1,3-5,7-10 • 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 • Matthew 22:15-21
“Why in our fear of not praying as we should, do we turn to so many things, to find what we should pray for? Why do we not say instead, in the words of the psalm: I have asked one thing from the Lord, this is what I will seek: to dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, to see the graciousness of the Lord, and to visit his temple? There, the days do not come and go in succession, and the beginning of one day does not mean the end of another; all days are one, simultaneously and without end, and the life lived out in these days has itself no end. From A Letter to Probaba by St. Augustine, “Let us exercise our desire in prayer…”
In the second reading of today’s Mass Readings, we read, “We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers…” St. Paul quite often repeats the idea of praying, giving “The Lord glory and honor.” Let us turn our lives into prayer, one that evokes our love to God and others, giving thanks to our Creator. There is no set rule for prayer, whatever works to promote peace within one’s heart is important.
Soon, you will be receiving in the mail about All Souls Day. Know that we keep you in our prayers! SK
Touch of Jazz by Lori & Friends
Thank you to all who participated in our friendraiser at the home of Dr. Francisco & Marie Colón, Farmington, NM, Saturday, September 20, 2014. There was a Presentation of Contemporary Inlay Jewelry by Juan T. Nguyen and framed Icon Prints by Sister Elizabeth. We were able to raise $4, 468.00, to help with one of our winterizing projects, which includes $18,000.00 for the purchase of storm windows.