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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 11, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

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

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings. . ."

Just rest for a moment and consider the truth of that statement. Think about it for a moment. God isn't cursing the person who trusts people. Rather He is telling us through His prophets that it is a spiritual law that if your trust is placed in human beings you are cursed -- you'll be disappointed.

The greatest of servants fails. The most loving and trusted of people sometimes cannot do what we need. But nothing is beyond the power of God. God accomplishes all things necessary. If we trust in Him we cannot be disappointed because we'll have all that we need for His service. We'll never have all that we want, because want breeds more want. But God will make certain that we have everything we need in every particular.

But it is important to remember that what we're given, we're given to use for others. We're not to hoard it and keep it to ourselves. Rather, we're to be like artesian wells, allowing the bounty of God that comes from our trust in Him to flow out to everyone around us. Don't put a cap on the well -- trust in God and serve others, and the well of Life-giving water will never run dry. You will be the servant of servants, and God will continually bless you and your service. For then your joy and your trust will be in the Lord -- and what greater blessing is there?

- JuandelaCruz
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