Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 27, A.D. 2002
1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Again, the Pharisees tried to trip up Jesus by asking: "Teacher, which
commandment of the Law is the greatest?" Jesus replied:
"You shall love the Lord your God
with your whole heart,
with your whole soul,
and with all your mind."
And the second commandment, is like it:
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Although I enjoy the complexity of our technological world, I'm
delighted by the pure simplicity and wisdom of Jesus! The forces that
were at work in Jesus' time are still in effect today. We think we can
legislate perfection and harmony into our civil law. We even have a
multitude of wonderful writings that explain every imaginable subject of
faith and morals. Yet, the simple statements of Jesus cut right to the
heart of reality, every time.
One of the most important steps to holiness is to regularly spend
serious time reading and meditating upon the Gospels, so that we might
learn the wisdom taught by Jesus. For me, the difficult part is applying
that wisdom to each moment of my short life.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
make my heart like unto thine.
- Joachim, ocds
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