Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 6, A.D. 2001

Acts 13:14,43-52
Psalm 100:1-3,5
Revelation 7:9,14-17
John 10:27-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Our nation revels in a "freedom" created by media and political liberalism. Consequently, morals, ethics and personal accountability have become vast grey areas of permissiveness. We define right and wrong mainly by what is easiest, least demanding and most self-gratifying. Those making moral judgments, hoping to prevent the societal chaos toward which we are moving, will be reviled as enemies of freedom.

Despite this hazard, dare those who follow Christ and bear His name fail to witness Him to the world in word and deed? Christians, whose attitudes and behavior betray the love and truth Christ has poured into their hearts, commit serious sin. Our Faith sees all souls as precious to God. Therefore, we should live and relate to others in a manner that draws them to Christ, present ourselves as sinners who by faith have been forgiven and become recipients of God's greatest gift to man -- His salvation, our eternal life.

We grieve Christ's Holy Spirit whenever we deliberately reject God's word. (Ephesians 4:30) He is grieved for others' sufferings caused by our disobedience; and He is grieved for us who refuse the peace and joy of the new life He offers us here and in eternity.

Sheep, though dull-witted creatures, possess one saving grace; they know the voice of their shepherd and will follow only him. We would gain much by emulating sheep.

Redeemer Lord,
attune our ears to the sound of Your voice;
guide our steps on the path to the light of Your presence.

- Marie L. Bocko, ocds (mlbocko@borg.com)


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