Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
September 19, A.D. 2002
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Jesus' concluding words in today's Gospel gives us pause for thought. He
says to the penitent women, "Your faith has been your salvation."
With these few words Jesus tells us the importance of faith. Faith is
not something we acquire by our own merits although we certainly have
countless opportunities to either quench or enkindle it, but is instead,
a pure gift.
If gift then, how do we get it or provide for others to receive it? The
answer lies in God's mysterious goodness and His plan that all might be
saved. This suggests that no one is without access to faith; even if the
circumstances of a person's life seem to preclude it. Our God-given and
created human hearts have been "programmed", so to speak, to respond to
God -- to be open to receive His gracious gifts.
Unfortunately, many hearts seem altogether unable to seek, see and
respond to God, to open and utilize the gifts He gives. Personal and
collective sin have damaged the receptivity of the once pure and
Let us, then, who have been gifted beyond measure, and have received and
opened the gift faith, pray in intercession for those who cannot do it
Receive and submit to the word planted in you,
it can save your soul.
Alleluia! (James 1:21, Gospel Alleluia verse for today)
- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For the saint, feast or memorial of this day
St. Januarius, bishop and martyr
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