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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 27, A.D. 2003

Jeremiah 7:23-28
Psalm 95:1-2,6-9
Luke 11:14-23

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's readings challenge us to listen to the wisdom of God, and it warns of the consequences that follow on not listening. As if God had not clearly commanded us to listen and obey!

What a mistake it is for us to think that obedience enslaves the human heart, and lessens our human dignity. To obey is simply to follow God's blueprint for happiness and fulfillment. To obey means to engage in that process of becoming all that God intends us to be, and that we, in our clearer moments, want so ardently ourselves.

Obedience is so essentially connected with love. A Loving obedience is what God desires of us; anything less is really unworthy of our God.

We can ask today, "How well do I listen to the words of God's wisdom?" "Do I leave space in my day for a deep internalizing of each small daily portion of wisdom proclaimed in the Liturgy, or suggested in private Scripture reading, and other spiritual reading, whispered by the Holy Spirit through prayer and contemplation?"

If I have ears attuned to many voices from these many directions, then I will become the person God intends me to be!

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


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