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November 13th, 2013
Veronica Urbik

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"and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.”
In today’s readings, the Book of Wisdom tells us that “the Lord of all shows no partiality, nor does he fear greatness, because he himself made the great as well as the small, and he provides for all alike” I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s easy for me to fall into the trap of comparing myself to others. While we always want to be happy for our friends’ successes, sometimes it appears that life just comes easier to some people. Maybe we feel shortcomings in our jobs, schools, families, abilities, or relationships, and it doesn’t always seem that the Lord “shows no partiality.” However, if we focus on the Gospel reading, we read the familiar story of Jesus healing the ten lepers. Above all, this story emphasizes the value of THANKFULLNESS. While focusing on things that we seem to lack, we can forget about all the things that God provides for us.  These blessings are not the same for any two people: just as everyone has different gifts and talents, we all have different blessings that come in all shapes and sizes. This month, I invite you to join me in taking time to realize my blessings and be more aware of them. Not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day!

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