Be open and you will hear what you need to hear.

by mikea44646 on February 1, 2010

As a Christmas gift in 2008, my family received the gift of a napkin holder with a stack of cards (business card size) each with a quote or saying appropriate to be a blessing over the meal. This has been a great gift.  It changed the mechanical passive nature of saying the blessing to an active one with desired participation. As an unexpected side effect, it  gave the kids something positive to compete over (who gets to read the card). Tonight it was my turn to read the card.

I asked my one son to grab one randomly from the middle of the deck. Of course my daughter had to be contrary. She  complained, adamantly saying that we should read the next card sequentially. She stated that for various reasons and preferences that it was the right way to do it.  I read a random card anyway and we all had a laugh because here is what it said:

“Give us, O Lord, thankful hearts, which never forget Your goodness to us. Give us, O Lord, grateful hearts, which do not waste time complaining.” (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Coincidence?  In my many years at The Family Foundation School,  I have come to believe that moments like this happen way too often to be coincidence.  I just need to be open and tuned into the frequency of my Spiritual life.

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