Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 31, A.D. 2002
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today's First Reading tells us how we are to defend ourselves from all
the cunning deception and assault of the devil. It makes us acknowledge
with deepening awareness the presence of evil in the world and its
unrelenting plan to destroy the goodness God desires for us.
Paul methodically points out what we are to do to protect ourselves
against evil - equipping ourselves like warriors with the armor of God.
It is a useful analogy and reminds us that we cannot resist evil without
God's help. The words that are most useful (to me), from the song, "I am
the Bread of Life," is that God's faithfulness is our shield.
In those terms we begin to understand that we have a defense that is
impenetrable: God's faithfulness. This should give us cause for great
hope and joy. Evil will not win. The powers of darkness are no match for
the power of Light.
Let us then be diligent in our faithfulness to the Faithful One with the
sure and certain hope that His victory is ours.
- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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