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

A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 14, A.D. 2001

2 Corinthians 3:4-11
Psalm 99:5-9
Matthew 5:7-19

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

First, be reconciled with your brother. (see Matthew 5:24)

Did you ever wonder about how you would feel if you knew the timing of your death? What would you do on that last day of your life? Would you eat that forbidden meal so laden with calories because it did not matter anymore? Would you pray begging the Lord for mercy for all those times you turned away from Him? Maybe you would go and ask forgiveness of someone you had hurt with your words. Could it be that you might need to be forgiven?

Why is it that we are procrastinators? Why do we put off until tomorrow what we can do today? Our lives are so short, why not take advantage of the moment to say, "I'm sorry, please forgive me", or "I forgive you". Release someone who is held in bondage by your lack of forgiveness.

Spirit of the living God,
release me from the bondage of unforgiveness;
give me the grace to love as You do,
and be a person with a merciful heart. Amen!

- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)
(Diocese of Rockville Centre)

St. Anthony of Padua

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

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