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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 28, A.D. 2003

Sirach 6:5-17
Psalm 119:12,16,18,27,34-35
Mark 10:1-12

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's Responsorial Psalm has a verse that I particularly like. It says, "Open my eyes that I may consider the wonders of your law." The phrase interests me because it reminds me that transgressions against God's Law is the source of all human suffering.

Sometimes, without even knowing it, we act in opposition to God's law of love. Desensitized by pain and suffering, we hardly blink at, much less avoid, anything that could hurt or harm our neighbor, much less our enemy.

Unfortunately it's like so many opportunities for doing good have gone over the dam, like water that cannot be retrieved. At times we could almost be despondent, but despair is a tool of the devil. What then, are we to do?

Let us begin by reading Holy Scripture, being faithful to daily prayer and making space for God that He may instruct us and teach us His ways. On our own we are bound to make mistakes, garnering the wrong message from even God's Holy Word; but with the help of the promised ever-present Holy Spirit, we will have a guide - a truthful, non-deceptive guide that will lead us to make right judgments, correct decisions, live-giving and life-sustaining choices. Most of all, let us not forget Christ has already won the victory over sin and death. For our part, may we be blessed to participate in it.

O Lord,
Give me discernment
that I may observe your law
and keep it with all my heart.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds (drn3rd@hotmail.com)


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