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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 21, A.D. 2002

Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13
Psalm 19:2-5
Matthew 9:9-13

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The Seed is the Word of God.

The seed is the word of God, and it seems to fall into some mighty strange and inhospitable places, even in our own lives. I used to think the passage was about different kinds of people and their response to the Word of God. And of course, our Lord tells us that it is.

But it is also about the same person and how that person might respond to the word of God at different times. Let's admit it, sometimes we hear a Scripture we just don't want to hear. That's all there is to it. Satan has deafened us, and that seed just won't take root. Or we hear the word and then are immediately distracted with "more important matters."

Let's be honest -- what is more important than the word of God? -- given for our growth, our inspiration, and our life. If we can recognize ourselves at different times in this parable, then we can pray and ask that we always be willing to receive the Lord as fertile ground. For if we do so, what fruit will we give rise to?

- JuandelaCruz, TOCarm (sriddle415@yahoo.com)

For the saint, feast or memorial of this day

St. Matthew, Apostle, evangelist


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