Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 13, A.D. 2002
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
For the saint, feast or memorial of this day
On this Sunday, we are given additional glimpses of the Perfect Future
Life promised for those who accept the Word of God. The prophet Isaiah
glows about its magnificence, St. Paul relates the strength God has
given him on the journey, and in today's Gospel Jesus describes it in
the parable of the Wedding Banquet.
We should not be too quick to pass by this parable, because within it,
we can clearly gauge our own response to God's call to holiness. Have we
rejected the very essence of the call? Have we glossed over the urgings
of this Gospel that should probe us in our examinations of conscience?
Have we lost our simple, unwavering faith, that we once possessed as
children? Has pride and covetousness crept into our lives, like the
slowly shifting desert sands around the oasis of the Holy Spirit within
O holy soul, born of the love and generosity of our Father, God the
Creator, resist the black cloak of Satan's pride. Fan the flames of the
Holy Spirit within, that you may fully learn the path to salvation
proclaimed by our Brother and Savior: Jesus the Christ. Amen, Amen!
- Joachim, ocds
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