And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers into his harvest. Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves. (St. Luke 10:2-3)
I wanted to write this quick post to give thanks to The Lord of the Harvest.
Our Lord told us that "Man cannot live on bread alone," and therefore He sends us the sweet bounty of two harvests.
The first is for the body. God is present in all things, knitting the very fabric of the universe together, and it only through Him that we are able to receive the wonderful Harvest of our farmers at this time of year. I live in a beautiful part of Southern Ontario where farms produce amazing varieties of food that this land and its people ought to be incredibly grateful for. We have been blessed beyond belief by the Lord and every day we give thanks to Him for nourishing our bodies with this bounty.
The second is for the soul. We have been sent many faithful priests who cast aside the difficulties of the age and tend to the flock in the way that Our Lord asked, in the tradition of many generations of priests. The grace that carried these priests through life to serve God is the result of the prayers of the Catholic faithful to the Lord to send labourers into his harvest.
In a small way all of you who carry your faith proudly and do everything that you can to convert others to the Faith for the salvation of their souls are also labouring in the fields of Our Lord. That passage is for you too. I give thanks for each and every one of you that are waging this counter-culture war in the name of God to get as many souls as possible onto the Barque of Peter.
Our Lord is wonderful, merciful and generous beyond our wildest hopes. Thank you Lord for the blessings of the harvest.