“A genuinely good heart is a heart that is open and alight with understanding. It listens to the sorrows of the world. Our society is wrong to think that happiness depends on fulfilling one's own wants and desires. That is why our society is so miserable...” (Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Into the Heart of Life, Snow Lion: 2011, Chapter 9 ‘Practicing the good heart’)
Thursday, July 26, 2012
SS. Joachim & Anna, Grandparents of Our Lord
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Grandparents/Elders
God of Abraham and Sarah, grandfather and grandmother in the faith
God of all generations: We thank you today for those who are grandparents
to us - those who are grandparents by blood relationships, and those
unrelated but older than we who generously share their love and wisdom,
their time and traditions so that we have roots, stories, and hope.
We bless you for the gift of grandparents, and we ask your blessing upon
them, that their days may be filled with delight in their grandchildren.
May their giving and grace toward younger generations bring
fulfillment to them and may they be a blessing to all they love
and call grandchildren, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.