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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 16, A.D. 2002

Numbers 24:2-7,15-17
Psalm 25:4-9
Matthew 21:23-27


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Be patient, God's people, the day of the Lord is near." As the days of Advent move along, these words of a seasonal hymn keep going through my head. I am reminded that everything is passing except God and His Almighty Word. It is an important reminder because the ways of the world are like the siren's song; they beckon, lure and ensnare. Only with the help of divine grace can we hope to remain faithful--only with God's merciful help.

Let us then be even more determined to plead for that help. Let us beg God to preserve us in a holy state of waiting, as the promise of eternal salvation enfolds before our very eyes.

Let us try with all our strength to put aside time each day to reflect on the wonder of the Word become Flesh. Let us assume the attitude of Mary, as the days of her pregnancy draw ever nearer to an end. The incarnate God through a mystery of love dwells in us as it did in her. Let nothing disrupt that peace, that joy.

"Be patient, God's people, the day of the Lord is near."

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds

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