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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 28, A.D. 2003

Hosea 14:2-10
Psalm 81:6-11,14,17
Mark 12:28-34

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Have you ever noticed how succinct and "to the point" God's Holy Word often is? It's as if it was meant to be easily memorized for quick and frequent reference.

The other side of this reality is how hard we seem to make it to act on God's Word. As with this and other difficult and complex things a hierarchal understanding and approach is often useful. Jesus, The Word of God, and Author of all things, has provided us with just such hierarchal tool's for our salvation.

First, we are told, we must love the Lord God above everything else with our whole heart and soul and mind and strength. This Great Commandment is the foundation for everything else; if we truly love God, we are eager to obey and please Him.

Just so that it is clear how pervasive our love of God was to be, Jesus reiterated the second Great Commandment, that we love our neighbor (remembering that all are sustained by the Lord and that in the baptized neighbor the Living God dwells) as ourselves.

Let us meditate on these Great Commandments and beg God to let them be operative in our lives, in our world.

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


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