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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 29, A.D. 2002

Ezekiel 18:25-28
Psalm 25:4-9
Philippians 2:1-11
Matthew 21:28-32

A reflection on today's Sacred Scripture:

The interior way of life -- the conversion to holiness:

Can you imagine the shock of the chief priests in Jerusalem when Jesus declared that tax collectors and prostitutes were entering heaven before them? Do we fancy ourselves as religious, holy and prayerful people? If we do, we'd better be very careful, as Jesus was speaking to us too, in that declaration.

We are well-advised to be suspicious of anything we do for "show". For, everything we do must come from an interior disposition of loving God so much that we actually see Him in our neighbor. We will never see God in our neighbor if we have not the humility to see how much we have offended God in the past, to turn away from our sins and to love God in the manner that He directs us.

In His humility, Jesus came to us and showed us the way to the Father and to eternal life. He promised to return once more in triumph and glory, to separate the wolves from the sheep. There are many enlightened souls who have discerned that the time of return could be very close at hand. Whether we have been chosen to witness these great events or whether we should die before the great happenings, our conversion should be now in this time that has been given us for preparation.

Your ways, O Lord, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
For you are God and savior. (Psalm 125:4-5)

- Joachim (1996)

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