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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 9, A.D. 2001

Numbers 20:1-13
Psalm 95:1-2,6-9
Matthew 16:13-23


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Human nature never seems to be satisfied. As we read about the Israelites complaining and griping to Moses and Aaron, we see a perfect example of this. This people, led out of Egypt from the bondage of slavery, now complaining about what was lacking in their diet!

Our God is so gracious, so generous. If we can be patient just a little longer, He never lets us down. We must be persistent in the prayer of the psalmist to greet God with thanksgiving and sing psalms to Him, not only in the good times but when our lives seem to be in chaos.

And like Peter, let us NOT tell the Lord what should be, or what He should do, but be able to trust Him implicitly in every aspect of our lives.

Most loving Jesus,
help us to trust, help us to be patient;
help us to become more and more like You,
submissive to the Father! Amen

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

For the a brief story about the saint or memorial of the day:

St.Teresa Benedicta OCD, (Edith Stein) on August 9th, who gave her life as a martyr at Auschwitz in 1942. You can read more about her at:
http://www.nd.edu/~cames/catholic/edith.htm

or by

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

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

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