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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 18, A.D. 2002

2 Timothy 4:10-17b
Psalm 145:10-11,12-13,17-18.
Luke 10:1-9


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Luke, the gentle companion of Paul, spread God's Word along with Paul, proclaiming the Gospel message and telling the people of God's love, for everyone, especially the lowly and the poor. The friendship of Luke and Paul grew because their love of Jesus empowered them to live out the heart of the Gospel allowing them to spread the Good News of God's kingdom.

Focus today on how you can personally spread the Good News -- how you can reach out to the lowly and the poor, how you can harvest friends and companions for Jesus. "The harvest is rich but the workers are few." (10:2) Through the grace of the Holy Spirit, daily prayer, Mass and Communion, we can respond to this challenging mission to which we're called, whatever our vocation or state of life. The call is as new today as it was when Jesus sent out the seventy-two. What is your response?

O Lord, as I greet this new day,
help me to be mindful of your Divine Love
and to be the hands of Christ to everyone I meet today.
Allow your Holy Spirit to be my strength
as I strive to be your disciple. Amen!


- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)


For the saint, feast or memorial of this day

Saint Luke, evangelist

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