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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 21, A.D. 2002

Revelation 5:1-10
Psalm 149:1-6,9
Luke 19:41-44

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

At first I was puzzled by the readings for today; not necessarily what they said, but that they were to be read at all. I thought the Church would have chosen "special" readings on this Memorial Feast of the Presentation of Mary and not just used those that began yesterday and will continued tomorrow.

Slowly it occurred to me that it is altogether proper for the Church not to disrupt the train of thought established by the Scriptures proceeding and following this day. Wouldn't it have been like Mary to have it this way? Wasn't it always her will that she be an instrument bringing to man the "Good News" and not trying to be herself, the good news?

And yet, the revelation of God in Sacred Scripture, always has Mary woven in it. She is always there; silent, yet inherently present. Through her The Word, Jesus, became Flesh.

Let us then think of Mary on this quiet and somewhat obscure memorial feast: her humility, her obedience, which drew down from heaven the power of God and conceived for us - the Lamb, the Worthy One.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds (drn3rd@hotmail.com)


The Presentation of Mary

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