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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feast of Saint Blaise

Good morning. Today is the day in the church calendar when we traditionally get our throats blessed.  Today we commemorate the life of Saint Blaise who is the Patron Saint of protection against ailments of the throat.  We look to Saint Blaise to protect us against any problems involving our throat.  Perhaps we might take this opportunity to look to Saint Blaise for assistance in matters involving our throats which we don’t normally consider.  Perhaps we could call upon Saint Blaise for assistance in being gentler and kinder in the use of our words with our spouse and with others in our lives.  We typically don’t hesitate to offer comments to our spouse regarding a particular dissatisfaction we may be experiencing in our marriage; yet how often do we take the time to offer a compliment?  A well timed compliment goes a lot further towards making things run smoothly than a word of correction.  Why not take note of when our spouse gets it right versus focusing so much on when it doesn’t go our way? All of us want and need to feel appreciated.  If we don’t appreciate our spouse it could very well be that someone else will.  Right now, think of something you could sincerely say to your spouse that would say they are truly appreciated. Are there things you can comment on that you haven't mentioned before?  Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from every other evil. And, may you be gentler and kinder in your words today.  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Say something nice to your spouse today. I know I appreciate my wife, Linda. She is one of the kindest, gentlest persons I know. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts and works of Saint Blaise.

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