A Quiet PlaceJune 1, A.D. 2001
Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In the readings of today we hear Christ asking Peter three times if
he loves Him (John 21:15-20) and royalty plotting to capture St.
Paul. (Acts 25:13-21)
It is the background events leading to these occasions that are of
particular interest. In both instances the Peter and Paul are first
fed physically or spiritually before being challenged to respond to
their respective vocations. Our God is not a raging patriarch
somewhere in heaven. He is a loving God who desires a relationship so
intimate, that He will literally feed us.
We are left with many challenges from these readings, but two stand
out in particular: 1. Do we regularly approach the intimate banquets
in which Christ feeds us? 2. Once fed, do we lovingly feed others,
or do we merely enjoy our spiritual fullness?
- Joan of Jesus, ocds
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