Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 29, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!" (Psalm 137:6)
Today's readings talk a lot about living in the 'light', letting our
lives be guided by the light of Christ in our lives. It takes courage
to live in the light because when we choose to follow Jesus, we bring
to the open all those dark places within ourselves which we would
rather not put under scrutiny. The safe, short-term option, the path
of least resistance is to continue to go as we are going, to move with
the masses and not live in the light.
But when we take the easy option, it's not really an easy option but a
delusion. We're short-changing our true selves for short-term quick
fixes which don't suffice; and all the time we could be working
towards a more noble, concrete and infinitely rewarding goal, sharing
in the joy and peace of Christ in eternity. Yes, the path of living in
the light is more difficult, but look at the rewards!
Today, let us bring to mind all the crosses we are carrying in our
lives. Perhaps, rather than asking the Lord to remove sufferings from
us, let us thank Him for presenting us these hardships as
opportunities, since very often we only remember our need of God when
such trials arise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
- Cliodhna Doyle (email@example.com)
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