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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 20, A.D. 2003

Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1:1-4,6
Luke 16:19-31


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

One of the great fruits of fasting is identification with those who are destitute. The experience of hunger "levels the playing field"!

How consoled Lazarus must have been after reading the prophet Jeremiah. King Hezekiah, like Nicodemus in his relationship with Jesus, supported Jeremiah only "after dark"; in daylight, he abandoned him to his enemies!

How well do we support and defend Jesus and the principles of the Gospel "in the daylight"?

To ignore the poor, to just "do nothing" in the face of their poverty and suffering, is the common crime of those who are so much better off. Are we guilty of indifference to the poor? Of words without deeds? Have I planned any works of justice this Lent? What are they? I need to spend time in serious reflection on today's Gospel.

Let me schedule in now my talk with the Lord about daily justice...and where I fit in.

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore (smartins@twcny.rr.com)

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