Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lost and Found

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

What think you? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray: doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go to seek that which is gone astray? And if it so be that he find it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine that went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Matthew 18:12-14 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father ever since the beginning of time you knew what, when and where everything is and that includes us. From the day we are conceived to the day we die you know. In order for us to understand the vast expanse of heaven and your love you gave us free will to do what we think is best for us. Sometimes we make some of the biggest mistakes by going farther away from our loving parents when we are out. Ever see how a child gets lost from it's mother in a huge store when we aren't paying attention to their whereabouts. Except God knows our every move. We as people are shaken to the core when that child is lost from us. Sometimes we rejoice out of sheer happiness when they are found, and other times we scold the child and punish them for making us miserable and upsetting our apple carts. God on the other hand will always rejoice when a lost one is found and brought back to Him. Even though He knows at all times where we are He will give us so much love and mercy when we turn to Him. A big difference when we are found by God and return to Him. I pray that many will go looking for God rather than He go in search of us. Amen

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