Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 4, A.D. 2002
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"He will destroy Death forever."
Today we have rich images (cf:Is.25:6-10a) of the bounty of the
Lord--of the great place that he has prepared for each one of us as
we approach Him. A banquet is spread out before us.
He will wipe away every tear; He will destroy death forever. When
will this happen? Well, in fact, as we are living through this Advent
of waiting, we also know what has happened in history. It is already
so. When Jesus came, these prophecies were fulfilled. We are no
longer awaiting this moment, we are living in the moment predicted.
Let us seize the opportunity to live the life of that kingdom. Let us
make real our joy and praise before the Lord. Let Him wipe away our
tears, allow Him to feed us from His rich stores. And then, use the
strength and the grace obtained at His feast, and go and feed the
lambs that have strayed--go and provide spiritual and physical food
to those who do not see Jesus as He is. Make Jesus real for one
person who has lost hope. Let one person feel the depth and the power
of your prayer. In this way, we share the bounty the Lord has
prepared for every person.
- JuandelaCruz, toc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St. John Damascene, priest, doctor of the Church
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