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We Are Wonderfully Made


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St. John Vianney

We mortals give in too quickly to dark thoughts about ourselves and about the Great God of the Universe.  At the slightest failure or setback, we want to throw in the white towel and call it “quits”.  From the following words, pick up a new enthusiasm about life and a fresh admiration for God, our Creator.

In the morning, we can stand before our bathroom mirror and say with much force and meaning, “I am the greatest miracle in the world.”  Count the blessings God has given us.  First of all, I can see things about me because God has put 100 million receptors in my eyes.  Lovely bits of creation come to my vision: flowers, snowflakes, high flying geese, the faces of my loved ones.

We can hear sounds of voices, music, the surf pounding on the beach, the crash of thunder, because God has built 24,000 fibers into each of our ears.  We can speak words, a feat no other creature can do.  Our words can uplift the poor, soothe the angry, and teach prayers to our children.

Even our ability to move about comes as a singular blessing.  Unlike bushes and trees, we can run, jump, dance and walk in the woods.  In our human body, God has designed 500 muscles, 200 bones and 7 miles of nerve fibers, all of these working together harmoniously.

For a moment, we can put our hand on our heart, beating hour after hour, 36 million times a year, pumping blood through 60,000 miles of veins, arteries and tubing at the rate of 600,000 gallons a year.  Consider our skin!  It never wears out, a miracle of nature.  Old cells are constantly replaced by new ones.

Our lungs filter life-giving oxygen through 600 million pockets of folded flesh while they give off gaseous wastes.  In our blood stream, we have 5 quarts of blood in which 22 trillion blood cells move.  Within each cell are millions of molecules and within each molecule is an atom rotating at more than 10 million times each second.

Now, we come to the most complex structure in the Universe, the human brain, about 3 pounds in weight, and with 13 billion nerve cells.  These cells help us to file away every perception, sound, taste – every action we have ever experienced.

What a Great God we have !!

Fr. George Mc Kenna

August 7, 2011 - Posted by | Bulletins

2 Comments »

  1. Fr. McKenna,
    Capt. Ron and I found your on-line bulletins, and we love reading your inspiring words! We hope you are well. Ron is back from India for a couple months this time. I resigned from my teaching job in order to be with Ron and family more. You are always in our prayers. God bless you!

    Ron and Nancy Fuccillo

    Comment by Nancy Fuccillo | August 8, 2011 | Reply

  2. Father McKenna,

    Thanks for posting. I have enjoyed your latest book and am certain I will enjoy this blog.

    Best regards,

    Dan Tucker
    (Joe;s oldest brother)

    Comment by dtucker1951 | August 10, 2011 | Reply


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