Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 5, A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"So they went off and preached repentance. . ."
Jesus sends out His disciples with absolutely nothing for themselves. And He sends them with that ever-popular message: repentance.
We know what preaching repentance got for Jeremiah and the other prophets. We know what preaching repentance earned for John the Baptist. And yet the time had come, the time was ripe, and repentance was the message of the day.
And strangely, repentance is still the message of the day. We need to preach repentance not so much through what we say but through how we live our lives. Do our lives show the fruits of repentance? Do we experience joy and peace in our knowledge of the Lord? If not, it is time to reevaluate, to repent or think again about how we conduct our lives. Because repentance is what the Lord tells us to preach and repentance is what we know deep down inside will allow us to live lives worthy of Him.
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