Full of Thanks

I was going on a short trip a few days ago. The trip was only about an hour and a half drive. When I drive alone it gives me plenty of time to think. I began thinking about how as of lately, I have been doing a lot of complaining. I complain about the price of gas, the price of groceries, and a multitude of other things that seem so insignificant. I thought to myself how quickly I could lose sight of all my blessings. So, I began to say my blessings out loud. As I recited the multitude of blessings that I should be thankful for, I began to feel a little ashamed of myself for my short sightedness.

I think my experience serves as a reminder for all of us to never lose sight of all the reasons we should be thankful. We are all most thankful for the love, compassion and mercy Jesus gives to each of us. Jesus is always here for us.

I am so thankful that God has called me to serve the people of St. Patrick Parish. Just to let you know, this is also one of the blessings that I recited out loud in my short trip a few days ago.

Deacon John