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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 5, A.D. 2003

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-13
Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6
Matthew 2:1-12

A reflection on today's Sacred Scripture:

As we begin 2003, we will be busy setting down our New Year resolutions,
anxious perhaps to accomplish what we didn't manage to achieve last
year; or perhaps we may wish to achieve new goals for 2003 that were not
in our sights last year. This process has an air of the familiar about
it... do we not do the same thing every year? While this may ring true
for each New Year we encounter we must be wary of applying the
'familiar' to the coming and birth of Christ...

Each and every Christmas season, Jesus comes to us in a unique and
special way, impacting our lives and changing us if we allow Him to do
so. While New Year resolutions are about our attempts to control the
direction of our lives, Christmas time is a period when we offer that
control up to Jesus so that He can renew and refresh us so that we may
begin again our pilgrim's journey in truth and simplicity... closer to
Our Lord.

Lord Jesus, help us to carry you in our hearts more closely so that we
and others may experience the peace and love of your Kingdom here on

We ask this
through the intercession
of our Blessed Mother Mary,
Queen of Peace.

- Cliodhna Doyle (clia@cliadoyle.com)

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