Nov 272014
 

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O My God,

Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow.

When I think upon and converse with thee ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up, ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed, ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart, crowding into every moment of happiness.

I bless thee for the soul thou hast created, for adorning it, for sanctifying it, though it is fixed in barren soil;

I bless thee for body thou hast given me, for preserving its strength and vigour, for providing senses to enjoy delights, for the ease and freedom of my limbs, for hands, eyes, ears that do thy bidding;

I bless thee for thy royal bounty providing my daily support, for a full table and overflowing cup, for appetite, taste, sweetness;

I bless thee for social joys of relatives and friends, for ability to serve others, for a heart that feels sorrows and necessities, for a mind to care for my fellow-men, for opportunities of spreading happiness around, for loved ones in the joys of heaven, for my own expectation of seeing thee clearly.

I love thee above the powers of language to express, for what thou art to thy creatures. Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity.

“Valley of Vision”

  17 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Thank you Michael. I hope you have a good day today. No family soup…..but times of rejoicing and eating a delicious and lovingly prepared feast with those you love, those who love you. Sending you my blessings and THANKS for your trail blazing words here. Love ya

  2. Praying you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Much appreciation for what you do here.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving

  4. May your Thanksgiving be blessed!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Michael.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving y Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias a todos!

  7. Michael
    Have a blessed day.

  8. mizmooz = xenia

    Last of three Thanksgiving dinners today, the Advent fast starts tomorrow!

    Glory to God for all things!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Blessings.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  12. To all – a special Thanksgiving blessing. I am thankful to and for you all.

    Michael – even though I can be thought of as a bite in the butt at times, I am most thankful for you and the work you do.

    Now that that is out of the way, I will prepare myself to eat in the next couple of hours. 🙂

  13. Holidays are always hard for me, being so far from family. I’m thankful and joyful, but a bit blue…all at the same time. His grace is truly sufficient. Blessings to you all.

  14. Thanks Michael for a great blog. Praying for those on the street who have no family to share this Thanksgiving with and those without funds to have a big meal that are enjoying themselves at local churches and soup kitchens.

    Yes, we have a lot to be thankful for!

  15. I am thankful for you Michael and family.

    I rejoice over you this day.

  16. A Thanksgiving Greeting from Warren B. Smith

    http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/

    “My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.—Job 19:14”

    Yet I will hold closely and be thankful for that which He alone has provided even in the midst of those who have done so.

  17. Thank you all for the kind words.
    My holiday depression is in full force, so rather than letting sin abound, I’m staying offline as much as possible.
    Thank you and may you all have a wonderful weekend.

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