Friday, November 17, 2017

His Word Today: finding God all around us

Good morning everyone.

Today, the Church celebrates the Liturgical Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.  Elizabeth was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary.  She married at age 14 and was widowed at age 20.  Even though she was in a position of privilege, she learned about Saint Francis of Assisi through the Friars who had arrived in Turingia (the place where she was then living), and began to live according to the Franciscan rule, sharing her wealth with many of those who were in need.

The Book of Wisdom says that some people still live in ignorance of God ... and from the good things seen do not succeed in knowing Him (Wis 13:1).  Thanks to the influence of the Franciscans, Elizabeth was introduced to God and came to understand his role in her life.

This same invitation is given to all of us: to know God through the things that we see around us.  How do you see God at work in your life today?  What good things - relationships, joys, successes - do you recognize?  Take a moment today to give thanks to God for all that he has done.

Have a great weekend.

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