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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 14, A.D. 2001

Genesis 49:29-33;50:15-24
Psalm 105:1-4,6-7
Matthew 10:24-33

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Do not fear those who can kill the body.... (see Matthew 10:28)

In this age of instant communication, an age so taken up with the strong overpowering the weak, it is no surprise that many are fearful for their lives as corrupt government slowly gives more and more power to evil people. Yet, if we listen to the teaching of the Master, we learn not to fear physical harm or earthly death, but instead to fear spiritual death brought about by the world, the flesh and the devil.

For we who are persons of faith, we who trust in our God who knows all and cares for all, He who notes even the passing of the smallest sparrow, certainly this providential God is concerned about our welfare, both spiritual and material. With this knowledge and with our deep faith and trust in God, let us remember that God will guide us, forgive us, protect us, and inspire us in the way of His love. Let us live from moment to moment in praise and in love of Him and of all that is holy. Today we honor Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a native American whose life gave perfect testimony to the Gospel we read and meditate upon this day.

I trust in the Lord;
my soul trusts in his word.
My soul waits for the Lord
more than sentinels wait for the dawn. - Ps 129:6 (Douay-Rheims)

- Joachim, ocds

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

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