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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 5, A.D. 2002

Isaiah 26:1-6
Psalm 118:1,8-9,19-21,25-27
Matthew 7:21,24-27


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The great fortress town of Jerusalem tested even David's armies who, after creeping through an underground water tunnel, opened the city from within--an old trick the Israelites had used in conquering Jericho.

Jerusalem is a symbol of our soul's fortress against sin and Satan. We must be so vigilant in guarding this fortress both from enemies without and enemies within. From obvious, loud, and violent attacks to faith and virtue, we are usually quite well protected, but from insidious, clever, and unexpected attacks from our own concupiscence, weakness, and pride, we may suddenly experience a humiliating defeat. Keep us, Lord, in this Advent season, on guard. Help us to humbly admit our vulnerability, and seek Your help!

Msgr. Paul Whitmore (smartins@twcny.rr.com)

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/



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