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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 12, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 1:10-17
Psalm 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23
Matthew 10:34--11:1

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's Gospel reading makes me a bit uncomfortable. This is particularly true in that I find complete peace in our Lord; a peace I have not found anywhere else. The today I hear that He came not to bring peace, but division!

But as I reflect on my personal situation, I realize that what He says is true. My own father completely rejects the teachings of Christ which has caused much division in my family. My daughter once rejected Him; but due to diligent work on the part of some loving Benedictine Sisters, she has come to accept Him. This also caused significant division.

I urge you to examine your own situations. Has the presence of Christ in your life caused some divisions? Probably so. But even though this happens, rejoice in the fact that as an individual who has dedicated himself or herself to Him, you have infinite peace in Him that far outweighs all pains.

- Don Claunch, SFO


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