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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 19, A.D. 2002

Ephesians 1:15-23
Psalm 8:2-7
Luke 12:8-12


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Very often we're faced with big decisions in our lives which can change the course of events not only of our own lives but of the lives of others. In times like these we can struggle to know what to say and how to say it, fearing to offend others or making others unhappy, especially when we feel we're following the call of the Lord. Often we can experience serious doubts and uncertainty up to the point when we have to confront someone or some situation. In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us that in following him, we need not worry about what we are to say in our defense; the Holy Spirit will teach us at the right moment what to say.

I think these are great words of comfort. When we have truly decided to follow the Lord and put Him first in our lives, then the Holy Spirit will accompany us through every difficult situation and decision and be our light of wisdom and right judgment.

O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of your love!
Amen.

- Cliodhna Doyle (clia@cliadoyle.com)


For the saint, feast or memorial of this day

St. Isaac Jogues and St. John Brebuf, priests, martyrs and their companions, martyrs

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/



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