Thought of the Day May 31, 2017

By 10:24 AM

"For the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his
name. Mary attributes nothing to her own merits. She refers all
her greatness to the gift of the one whose essence is power and
whose nature is greatness, for he fills with greatness and
strength the small and the weak who believe in him.

She did well to add: and holy is his name, to warn those who
heard, and indeed all who would receive his words, that they
must believe and call upon his name. For they too could share in
everlasting holiness and true salvation according to the words of
the prophet: and it will come to pass, that everyone who calls on
the name of the Lord will be saved. This is the name she spoke
of earlier: and my spirit rejoices in God my savior." (St. Bede the
Venerable) Mary shows us that in spite of her unique role in the
plan of salvation, God is the source of all blessings. Our role is
to acknowledge what God has done for us and give him praise,
glory and gratitude. There are many ways God blesses us each
day. Do we consciously bless and thank him either at the
moment or at the end of the day? It is easy for us to focus on the
negatives. But how more fruitful will it be to remember the
positive signs of God's love and presence instead!

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