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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 13, A.D. 2002

1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-27
Psalm 84:2-6,8,12
Luke 6:39-42


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

All of us today are called to preach the Gospel as disciples of Jesus. St Paul was driven so by the Holy Spirit, that the fire of God's word had to leap from his lips. He became one with whomever he shared the word, never putting himself in a position of being better then his brothers and sisters. He made himself "all things to all men"(9:19) in order that they might hear the message of salvation. He goes on to tell us that we're like runners in a race, seeking after the prize that is eternal life!

Like runners after the prize, we must be conditioned by our prayer life, our time spent with God. We must be fortified for our race by living the life Jesus has shown us by His example. As we come more and more into a deeper relationship with our God, we will have the tendency to think for a moment, "What would Jesus do in this situation?" We might not be so quick to judge the speck in our brother's or sister's eye, while being blinded by the plank in our own. If we are to be disciples of Jesus, our actions and speech must be like His.

Lord,
give us eyes to see ourselves as you see us
and the grace to rid ourselves of all that is not of you.
Amen.

- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)


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