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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 27, A.D. 2002

Exodus 22:20-26
Psalm 18:2-4,47,51
1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Matthew 22:34-40

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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