Bible Verse of the Day
So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

I have been thinking about Father Mychal Judge, who was killed while doing his job that he loved at the World Trade Center. He was chaplain to the firefighters that were called there that day.  Fr Mychal was beloved by all who met him from the homeless on the streets of New York to the President of the United States. He was a Franciscan Friar who served all with his huge heart and winning smile. Here is the prayer he gave for the famlies of flight 800 that went down with all aboard a few years before 9/11.  It seems fitting still, as we as individuals and as a Nation remember and morn.

“God is present loving, smiling having received our loved ones. They are in his presence, illumened by His Smile and warmed by His Love. His Kingdom is enriched this day, so enriched, by so many beautiful souls, so much beauty. Our world is so empty without them, our hearts are broken, our sadness emence, our tears so abundant, our sorrow we live together. We need you, please come and touch us. Fill us with courage, calm our discomfort. Give us signs of your presence, we ask you, we beg you come.”
AMEN

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