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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 7, A.D. 2002

Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26
Psalm 147:1-6
Matthew 9:35--10:1,6-8


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

As we approach the conclusion of our first week in Advent, we're invited through the words of the Prophet Isaiah to come to the Lord for the healing that we need--to be fed by Him. The psalmist affirms this invitation and tells us that our longing for our God fills us with great joy.

Our loving God, who knows all about us, wants to heal us--body, mind and soul. He wants us to take down the walls that separate us from Him. He longs for us to reach out toward Him where he awaits us with compassion, for our repentance in the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation. Jesus gave the Twelve authority to "expel unclean spirits and to cure disease and sickness and disease of every kind." We too, have the opportunity each day to be the hands of Christ to others by living a virtuous life, thus becoming a channel of God's grace to others in the special manner He wishes.

O patient and loving God
Continue to empower us,
for we can do nothing without you.
Amen


- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)

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

St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church

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