Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

January 28th, 2016
"A sower went out to sow his seed. Some fell on the edge, and was trampled on, some fell on the rock and withered, some fell into rich soil and produced a hundredfold." Jesus said; 'Listen, anyone who has ears to hear.'" Luke 8 : 4

This reading of sowing and harvest tells us that God’s Kingdom is still to come.  A divine mystery is simmering in the depths of each one of us.  The process by which the seed ‘dies’ or disintegrates within the earth cannot be rushed.  It needs only time,  and a silent waiting within the dark warm earth.  There are secret parts of ourselves which are source of new existence.  We must allow God’s inspiration to seek it’s roots deeply into our lives and become a part of ourselves.  The harvest depends upon the quality of our lives.

Today is the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas who was born in Italy in 1224.  He died in 1274.  Thomas taught that Christian revelation and human knowledge are aspects of a single truth and cannot be in conflict with one another.  One of the greatest theologians,  he is patron of schools,  universities,  students and booksellers.


Lord, when your glory appears in our lives, our joy will be full. Amen