SURROUNDED BY A MULTITUDE OF BLESSINGS

By, Martin, sx

Remember the rain that falls from heaven upon the earth and waters it…

Remember the trees and plants whose fruits and leaves give nourishment to your body…

Remember the ground upon which you stand, walk and house…

Remember the sun that rises early in the morning and casts away the darkness so that you may see light and not stumble upon a stone…

Remember the shadow of the night that brings you back to your home and calls you to rest…

Remember the table of food prepared for you by a long chain of laborers mostly unknown to you…

Remember the water that quenches your thirst and keeps your spirit afresh…

Remember the wind that blows in your land and invites you to move forward…

Remember the air that silently encompasses you and gives you life…

Remember the smile of a friend and the warmth of your household…

 

Remember the birds of the sky, the flowers that embellish your land, the mountains and the seas that stimulate wonder in your heart…

Remember God who created you and all these marvels for your happiness; who nurtures you as father, mother, brother, sister and friend…

When tears fall from your eyes and anxiety follows…

When sorrow knocks at your door and discouragement carries you stray…

When pain comes along your way and light changes into darkness…

When fear entraps you and hope disappears…

When failure visits you and you lose faith…

When sickness weakens your body and tastelessness invades your days…

Remember, do not forget:

You are surrounded by a multitude of blessings

And…you are one of them.

5 Comments:

  1. to be a xaverian is a blessing!!!

  2. Amen! Hi Patrick, how are you doing? Are all the mosquitos of west Sierra Leone still in love with you? May be you are their blessing! :-) Take care!

  3. ooo nga…eh….remember…remember, and remember. Pero remember lang? hahaha..peace

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