A Quiet PlaceMay 24, A.D. 2001
Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Jesus who has been taken from you will return. (see Acts l: 11).
Are we standing around looking up into the skies like the men of
Galilee? Or are we claiming the power of the Holy Spirit that the
Lord promised to us who believe? No one knows the day when the Lord
is going to return in all of His glory except God Himself. Should we
waste time thinking about this timing when the power of God is
waiting within us to be unleashed to make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Are we asking our God to grant us a spirit of Wisdom and all the
gifts of the Holy Spirit as we try to discern His will for our daily
lives? Do we spend a little time each day trying to get to know our
Savior a little better? Do we ask Him to direct our thoughts, words
and actions so that they might be like His? Do we avail ourselves of
all the opportunities that are available to us to nourish our souls?
Our God has blessed us, like the disciples. He has gifted all of us
in very special ways, unique to each one. He has empowered us to do
his work. How effectively are we carrying out the task? Life is too
short we must be about his business!
Come to our aid as we make our humble efforts to follow you.
Let our journey lead us to the place your Son has prepared for us
in the new creation. Amen, Amen!
- Deacon Bill Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Diocese of Rockville Centre)
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