From the Desk of Father Nathan

St Gabriel Catholic Church | Pompano Beach
God Bless You All

A Message from Father Nathan

My dearest people closest to my heart!
God bless you and your generous heart

Happy Thanksgiving

Remembering all our blessings

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Let us thank the Lord for the blessings and graces that he bestows upon us. “Thank you!”

St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) told this story in an address given at the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994.

“One evening serveral of our sisters went out, and we picked up four people from the street. One of them was in a most terrible condition. So I told the other Sister, “You take care of the other three: I will take care of this one who looks the worst.” So I did for the woman everything that my love could do. I cleaned her and put her in bed, and there such a beautiful smile on her face. She took my hands and two words in her language, Bengali; “Thank you.”

Then she died. I could not help but examine my conscience. I asked myself

“What would I say if I were in her place? My answer was quite simple. I would have tried to draw a little attention to myself. I would have said, “I am hungry, I am dying, I am in pain.” But the woman gave me much more; she gave me grateful love, dying with a grateful smile on her face. I mean that even those with nothing can give us the gift of thanks.”

Thanksgiving Day has profound religious meaning because giving thanks is the very heart of our natural and spiritual life. The fact is that everything we have comes from God.

Let us be thankful to God.

  • Let us thank God for giving us the gifts of life and health, for providing for our spiritual and physical needs, for giving us our families and friends, and for offering us the grace of salvation through Jesus our Lord and Savior.
  • Let us be thankful to our parents, friends, and families.
  • Let us also be thankful for the countless good people in our lives, each of whom has brought his or he own special gifts to us and has touched our lives.

We have hundreds of reasons to be grateful. I am thankful to God for each and every one of you. Every one of you is priceless and precious.

With lots of love and blessings,

Ever wanting to be faithful to your service,

— Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan

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