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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 1, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Genesis 1:26--2:3
Psalm 90:2-4,12-14,16
Matthew 13:54-58

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"To whom shall we go?" (John 6:68)

Jesus reveals to us, "The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life." We understand our need to consume and be consumed by His Word if we are to sustain true life.

Much can lead us away from true life in God as we easily disconnect our will, actions or thoughts from God and sin enters in. That peace which comes from Him alone is replaced with anxiety, worry and fear. We taste true death and deep anguish when we separate ourselves from His love.

As a "wandering away" child earnestly searches for the no longer visible parent, we desperately refocus our minds, hearts and souls to find our loving Father. Like a beacon atop a hill, we find Him always recollecting us through His unceasing and merciful gifts of grace.

Jesus explains, "For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father." We're awesomely gifted to be chosen, desired and sustained in 'true' life with God our Father. When so much would tempt us away throughout the day, we need simply listen to Jesus' words asking us, "Do you also want to leave?"

We find our only reply is truly, "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."

- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net) http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

St. Joseph the Worker
(or: Saturday of the Third Week of Easter)

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