Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 5, A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Timothy 4:1-8
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
It Appears To Be So Little
St. Paul charges us before God to give the gift of The Word:
³...proclaim the word;
be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.²
³...be self possessed in all circumstances;
put up with hardship;
perform the work of an evangelist;
fulfill your ministry.² (Timothy 4:2,5)
Our daily duties and encounters with others lead us where God intends to bestow His gift of Self, The Word. Each duty we unite to Him is transformed into what blesses and magnifies Him to others. Our encouragement, instruction, understanding and blessing reveal Him to each soul we encounter.
He creates us to long for His appearance. Remaining in Him empty of self and humbly obedient in our filial love of Him allows Him to be apparent through us.
St. Paul reminds us that each day the race to present Him is in front of us. Our journey to bless souls to God lies always in the field God gives us to labor. For these are the souls in the soil of our little day which need the sowing, cultivating and harvesting He desires.
We resemble two small coins beside His omnipotent love. Yet this self-giving is what He loves.
Lord, may we give You the ³all² of our humble lives
which appear as so little before Your glory.
- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net)
St. Boniface, bishop, martyr
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