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Music to Mom’s Ears

6 Oct

grateful-kids“Thanks, Mom!” Few things are more pleasing to a parent’s ears than hearing sincere gratitude pour forth from the lips of a child. While it probably does not happen as often as it should, it is heartwarming when it does.

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we hear the familiar story of the grateful leper who returns to give thanks to Jesus who heals him. In the busyness of our families, it is easy to overlook the importance of thanking God for His many blessings. Gratitude is the beautiful fabric that weaves the blanket of love that fills the family with joy.

Take time in prayer to reflect and then share with the respective loved ones or friends:

  • What three things are you most grateful for in your spouse?
  • In your children?
  • In your in-laws?
  • In your employer?
  • In your parish priest?
  • In yourself?
  • In your circle of friends?

The foregoing is this week’s installment of the “Marriage Minute,” produced by the Marriage and Family Life Office of the Archdiocese, which attempts to view the Sunday readings through the lens of the Sacrament of Marriage.