Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 15, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
The Lord seems to know so well how to encourage us toward perfection
without overwhelming us into despair in the face of so lofty an
aspiration. In the secular world, the word "perfection" creates
visions of neurotic and obsessive behavior and portends failure.
And yet Jesus said, we must be made perfect as our Heavenly Father is
perfect. How, Lord, are we to do that? Could the Jesus who loves us,
ask of us the impossible and set us up for failure? Could he assign us
an oppressive and unattainable task? Never! God so loved the world, we
are told and we believe, that He gave us His only Son -- to imitate,
to comfort us, to feed us with His very flesh and blood.
Dearest Jesus, I love and believe. I will imitate you. I will go to
you when I fail and need your mercy and forgiveness to help pick me
up and try even harder. I will eat your Sacred Body and drink your
Precious Blood and become what I eat and drink: Christ in the world --
my very Perfection!
- Donna Raye Nelson, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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