Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 13, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Anyone with the least grain of poetic sensitivity is fascinated at the site
of a rainbow in the sky. Its colors stand out against gray storm clouds. No
wonder God used this phenomenon as a sign of promise and hope, as the sign
of His Covenant. Along with that Covenant, went a stern warning to Noah and
his family that they must never eat life itself, that is, the blood of
animals. And, more, they were never to take human life, for all life is
While we do make real efforts to feed the hungry and alleviate the pain of
so many in the world, so many do not "get" the message that the bottom line
is respect for all life. Our society does take human life, we watch as some destroy the life-blood
of so many unborn babies. And human cloning is still a subject for debate
with many people. Do we not realize that this is "playing God"?
We need that rainbow of hope, of promise. We need to take much greater care
that our transgressions do not force God to remove that rainbow, and to
withdraw His Covenant.
May we pray each day a full restoration of the culture of Life. It is our calling!
- Msgr. Paul Whitmore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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