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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 22, A.D. 2002

2 Samuel 7:1-5,8-11,16
Psalm 89:2-5,27,29
1 Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

May it be done unto me according to thy word, O Lord.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said that the greatest attribute of a Christian is acceptance, saying 'Yes' to the will of God in our lives although we might not know where our 'Yes' will lead us. In this wonderful story of The Annunciation today, Mary humbly accepts the message from the angel Gabriel although her small human mind could not fully comprehend what was being asked of her. Mary epitomizes strong faith and trust in the Lord God -- a faith and trust to which the Lord calls all His children.

Today in our everyday lives, we are called to say 'Yes' to the message of Jesus. Maybe our individual messages are not as explicit as the one given by angel Gabriel, but through prayer and listening and looking for the Lord each and every day, we can be sure we're walking the right road. Even through confusing, troubling, even heart breaking times, we need to say "Yes" to the Lord because we cannot yet fully comprehend the power of that "Yes" in our eternal road to salvation.

As we progress further into this beautiful season of Advent let our mission be to say a louder "Yes" to the Lord each day...as we wait for His coming let us grow in peace and joy as His presence grows in our hearts.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

- Cliodhna Doyle (clia@cliadoyle.com)

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