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

A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 6, A.D. 2001

Tobit 3:1-11
Psalm 25:2-9
Mark 12:18-27

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's First Reading we hear both Tobit and Sarah asking the Lord to put them out of their misery and let them die. Isn't it so like human nature to think that we know what's best and to beseech God to do it? And too, isn't is so like God to ignore us (or so at first it seems) and do something altogether different?

In this Scripture story and indeed like so many of the stories of our own lives we learn that God's ways and wisdom are beyond ours and that if we would just let God be God and cooperate with Him and His plan, we would be so much the better for it. Instead we spend time and tears trying to get God and others to follow our script, our version of how life should be.

With the coming of the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation, and indeed every time we invite the Holy Spirit to be the wind that fills our sails and steers our little boats; we have operative, the all-discerning mind and heart of God. Then we are not limited to our own finite and constricted views, but have access to the joys not only of this world, but the one that is to come.

Pray then not so much that God do what we ask, but that we instead might do what He wants. Seek to know the way and will of the Lord - study the life of His Incarnate Son and invite the Holy Spirit to unlock in you the treasures of His heart.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds

St. Norbert


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