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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 10, A.D. 2003

Genesis 1:1-19
Psalm 104:1-2,5-6,10,24,35
Mark 6:53-56


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Beyond the shrill shrieks of commercialism's designs to pamper and cater to our vain desires, we might catch a glimpse of calm declaration in today's beautiful Scripture, of God's overwhelming desire to please us with His loving Providence -- if we would have but a little faith.

O Faith! That is the key!

As Jesus began to teach the Good News, the poor, the sick, sought a mere touch of Jesus' clothing -- in faith. They believed that they would be healed; they knew Jesus loved them. They had faith.

Where is our faith today? Are we so completely insulated by the material world that we're no longer in touch with the ultimate realities, the spiritiual truths that are really real?

Yesterday morning, our electricity went off here for "only" 11 minutes. Instantly, it was very quiet, very eerie -- but very real. Seemingly, my so-called hi-tech world collapsed into nothingness. Actually, "my" world returned to reality!

Let's strive to deliberately turn off our "lights" more often and learn to experience the real world of God's presence in our lives.

- Joachim, ocds

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

St. Scholastica, virgin

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