Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
September 4, A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
"The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath..." Luke 6:5
The reply Jesus gives to those "thinking in the law" invites us all to ponder "Who" and "What" is Sabbath rest. Jesus is the Word Incarnate, dwelling among us as both the "Son of Man" and through Apostolic succession in His ordained Apostles. His Apostles are consuming wheat for they have been feeding souls with the Word and are themselves hungry, physically.
Jesus humbly feeds souls with the bread of Himself as "Word" whenever souls hunger for salvation. There is never a "Sabbath rest" for the merciful Bread of Life as we especially find our "Lord of the Sabbath" feeding us with Himself, the Bread of Life, our true rest.
Jesus feeds us with Himself as the bread of the Word we hear, read and ponder and as the bread of the Word we consume in the Eucharist. Jesus as Word takes up His dwelling within the heaven of our eternal souls. This present of Presence within us is "rest" indeed for it is the Holy One who is our rest.
Lord, may we be consumed by You whom we consume and in You find true rest.
We pray especially for those whom You have called as Your successors, Your Apostles who feed us generously with You as Word.
- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net)
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Saturday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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