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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 1, A.D. 2003

Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19
Responsorial: Luke 1:69-75
Mark 4:35-41


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

To have faith as described in our first reading today, is no doubt the among the greatest gifts or treasures we could hope for in this life. To be thoroughly convinced, no matter what turmoil is in our life, that God is with us and acting on our behalf, is the gift of wisdom. Acquiring this holy gift, as I see it, means developing a relationship on a daily basis with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It means spending time with Him in prayer, reading about Him in Scripture and being nourished by Him at His table. Nothing is hidden from Him, so we can come into His presence knowing that He loves us despite our faults.

The more time we spend with Him, the greater the opportunity we have to take on the mind and heart of Christ; and with His grace, to surrender all that we are into His loving hands. When we're able to do this, it won't matter when the waves of life are breaking over us, for the Creator, our Beloved, is with us to rebuke the wind and the seas!

O my Jesus,
I offer you all my prayer, work, suffering and joy today,
in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen!


- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)

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



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