Happy Birthday, my dear Church. I am so glad you are part of my life. Because of you, I am reconciled to my God and can receive His forgiveness and peace over and over again. Through you, I receive in word and sacrament my Lord and Savior. The graces that come to me by means of you are so overwhelming that they can turn me, a wretched sinner, into a glorious saint! You have taught me that God is not just my Almighty Creator, Loving Savior, and Sanctifying Advocate; He is my Brother and my Best Friend. The gifts that I have received through you are immeasurable. I am blessed to be celebrating with you today. Happy Pentecost!
Like the mother She is, the Church gives to us daily over and over again. What can we give the Church today on Her birthday? Any gift suggestions?
Come, Holy Spirit, help me celebrate in Your love. Amen.
We thank our friends at The Word Among Us for providing our gospel reflection team with copies of Abide In My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips. To pray the daily gospels with this wonderful resource, visit The Word Among Us.
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