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

A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 4, A.D. 2001

Tobit 1:1-2;2:1-9
Psalms 112:1-6
Mark 12:1-12

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

He still had one to send: the Son whom He loved.

This parable has become transparent to those of us who live in the world today. We understand it in a way that people of Jesus' time had no way to do. But as with many of the parables this isn't something that happened once and then was over. Jesus points out that God sent many servants, both before and after Jesus. God never fails to send servants, though we all tend to do the same things to them over and over.

Jesus, of course, is the greatest of these servants. But all of the saints and martyrs come to us as adopted sons of the Father. He sends them for our good, to help us, and to lead us home. But we treat them just as we treated Jesus.

Remember, that whatever you do for the least of these your brethren, so you do unto Jesus himself (see Matt. 25:40). So every time we insult a servant of God, every time we choose acrimony over unity, every time we choose dissent rather than collaboration -- we are consenting to the death of Jesus.

- JuandelaCruz


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