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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 30, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Psalm 119:97-102
Luke 4:16-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

I love today's first reading. It encourages us to remember that God provides us with all that is required for salvation. That doesn't mean we should be apathetic and passive, but instead passionate in activity seeking to know and do His will.

It requires docility, gentleness, trust -- qualities that aren't readily associated with success -- at least not as far as the world measures success. Yet these are the qualities that open us up to hear the Word of God and respond eagerly to it.

Let us then be resolved to work hard to trust less in ourselves and more on the Lord. Let us begin =every= task invoking the Lord's blessing and help; and then, when by His grace we accomplish what seems good and satisfying, let us remember to thank Him for whom all blessings flow.

- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS


Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time

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