Thought of the day
12/10/2019 6:49:12 AM

Thought Of the Day


“Your Father who is in heaven doesn't want any of these little ones to be lost”

You brought me forth, O Lord, from my father's loins and formed me in my mother's womb (Ps 138:13). You brought me, a naked babe, into the light of day, for nature's laws always obey your commands. By the blessing of the Holy Spirit, you prepared my creation and my existence, not because man willed it or flesh desired it (Jn 1:13), but by your ineffable grace. The birth you prepared for me was such that it surpassed the laws of our nature. You sent me forth into the light by adopting me as your son (Gal 4:5) and you enrolled me among the children of your holy and spotless Church. You nursed me with the spiritual milk of your divine utterances. You kept me alive with the solid food of the body of Jesus Christ, your only begotten Son and our God, and you let me drink from the chalice of his life-giving blood, poured out to save the whole world. You loved us, O Lord, and gave up your only-begotten Son for our redemption. And he undertook the task willingly and did not shrink away from it. (...) Thus you humbled yourself, Christ my God, so that you might carry me, your stray sheep, on your shoulders. You let me graze in green pastures, refreshing me with the waters of orthodox teaching at the hands of your shepherds. You pastured those shepherds, and now they in turn tend your chosen and special flock.