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

A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 10, A.D. 2001

Proverbs 8:22-31
Psalm 8:4-9
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"What is man that you should be mindful of him?" (see: Psalm 8:2)

Our greatest comfort as Christians is that once we resolve and continue to follow Christ by abiding in His word, we need never fear being alone nor being abandoned by God. Jesus assures us in the Gospels that to the one who remains faithful, "...we [the Holy Trinity] will come to him to make Our dwelling with him..."

Then why do we persist in having so much fear, anxiety, conflict and greed in this world? Perhaps the most basic reason is unbelief born of a deadly pride. Many think they are alone, with no one to aid, guide or comfort them beyond those things in this world they can grasp and hold on to. They conclude they belong to themselves and therefore have no responsibility to anyone else. "It's every man for himself." All they gain they attribute to their cleverness and hard work. They see their talents and abilities not as means of contributing to the general good, but simply as ways of attaining money, power, status, property and the world's respect. All glory is theirs in the "here and now."

God is mindful of humanity because He created us that we might share His blessed and holy life. His one desire is to love us. And to those who open themselves to Him, He will come to indwell them to teach, guide and enable them to fulfill themselves, their humanity, perfectly. We are not mere flesh and blood creatures, products of a mindless and heartless cosmic accident. We were created by God and belong to Him, not as property but as the beloved children of a Father anxious to share true heavenly riches, His eternal life with us, not just the perishable things of this world.

Most Blessed Trinity,
reveal Yourself in the depths of our hearts,
that we may faithfully reflect Your truth, goodness and love.
Amen.

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

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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