Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 29, A.D. 2002
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
The Psalm for today gives a powerful message that could serve as a
remedy for many of the ills of families today. The psalmist urges that
we look to the Lord in His strength and constantly seek His face.
We see that in their old age Sarah and Abraham were able to conceive and
bear a son, Isaac. By faith Abraham offered up Isaac when asked to do
so, but we know that God finally did not ask that sacrifice of Abram.
With God all things are possible if we place our trust in Him and if it
is the will of God. God also sometimes seems to put us to the test, to
see if we do trust in Him.
In the Gospel we learn that Joseph and Mary were looking to the Lord in
His strength and seeking His will as we read of their presenting Jesus
in the Temple according to the Law. They freely consecrated Him to the
Lord. What a beautiful example for families as they bring forth new life
in their families! How much that must please God, when that consecration
Long, wordy prayers are not needed to build this habit into our life. We
can just quickly say "Please help me Lord". "Help me to see You in this
situation, or in this person". Needless to say, much more fruit will
come forth than when we try to do it alone.
Where is God in your family today?
- Joan of Jesus, ocds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
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