Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

The psalmist gives a very accurate description of the Lord in today’s psalm.  “The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. The LORD is good to all and compassionate toward all his works.” (Ps 145:8-9)  We come to know that the Lord is good from meeting Him in the sacraments, spending time with Him in prayer, and reflecting on the graces He has poured out on us throughout our lives.  In fact, the first reading states that one of the reasons the Holy Spirit is given to us is “so that we may understand the things freely given us by God.” (1Cor 2:12)

If we receive a card or some other gift from a friend it would be an affront to not quickly reply with a ‘thank you’ of some kind. Let us not forget to explicitly offer thanks to the Lord for His goodness to us. Today, take five minutes of quiet to pray in thanksgiving to God. Recall one instance from throughout the day where you saw evidence of God’s tender love for you, and thank Him.

September 2nd, 2014