Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
September 13, A.D. 2002
1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-27
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
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.
give us eyes to see ourselves as you see us
and the grace to rid ourselves of all that is not of you.
- Deacon Bill Powers (email@example.com)
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