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

A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 20, A.D. 2001

2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Psalm 112:1-4,9
Matthew 6:1-6,16-18

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's First Reading we hear Paul say that God can multiply His favors among us so that we might have enough of everything. At first glance, these are words, many of us would say, we believe. It's when we are challenged to put what we believe into action that the true test of what we say really begins.

In truth we're utterly unable to do anything so radical like believe unless God's grace, His own divine life, abides in us. Our broken human nature has been so marred by sin that even good intentions must originate not in ourselves, but in God.

Let us then acknowledge our true poverty and recognize that anything and everything that we have that is good, comes from God and can be used for good only if we cooperate with God's grace. God's grace, His own Divine life in us, is what actuates our human potential and overcomes the effect of sin. May we then seek opportunities for grace, a super abundance of grace that we might become more than we are, have more than we seem to possess, give more than we have.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds



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