Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 29, A.D. 2002
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Severest of consequences..."
Frightening words fill our daily newspapers these days. The Gospel
parable tells us that the kingdom of God is near. Just imagine being
present and "seeing the new heavens and a new earth...a new Jerusalem,
the Holy City...beautiful...." (Rv.21:1,2)
The world that we live in is hearing rumbles of war in the Middle East,
Persian Gulf, and Nigeria. Imagine the residents of Jerusalem waking up
to a New Jerusalem, a Holy City, beautiful-where God's people could
smell the fragrance of peace instead of turmoil.
The people of God that inhabit this earth recognize that "He lives among
His people" (Rv.21:3) and we try to walk in the footsteps of Christ
following His Word and praying for the grace to always remain close to
Him. The "severest of consequences" in diplomatic language implies use
of strong force. We don't know God's plan, however we do know that Jesus
is "the way the truth and the life" and wants peace for all His people.
Let us renew our trust in God, praying always for peace and for
tranquility to remain in our minds and hearts.
Thank you Father
for all you have given us.
Send forth your Holy Spirit
to renew the face of the earth.
- Deacon Bill Powers (email@example.com)
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