I sometimes wonder about how much I take for granted when it comes to freedom and democracy, standard of living, and the many blessings that I experience each day.  Even in the midst of the aftermath of the storms this past week, I was blessed to have a home, electricity, food and a place to cool off in the excessive heat.  Days like this when we celebrate these many gifts call me to a twofold action: 1) I, like Mary, acknowledge that all I have received is because of God’s goodness and love, and 2) I renew my commitment to prayer and action for those who are subject to the effects of  poverty and injustice.

A Happy and Grateful Fourth of July to all!

Share this post:

1 Comment

  1. Sr. Susan Kusz on July 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    A beautiful day to celebrate who we are as US citizens in this “land of the free and home of the brave,” … and … to reflect on who we are called to become as citizens of our one world in sharing the goodness and blessing that we experience with so many who do not enjoy these same gifts. I give thanks today … and I earnestly pray …

Leave a Comment