Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
September 26, A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Timothy 6:11-16
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today's readings remind us of what sort of behavior God expects from those who love Him and seek to imitate Him in concern for the poor.
In the first reading Amos uses words like, "Woe" to those who don't care and Jesus in the Gospel says there is an "abyss" that separates those who care and those who do not. These are strong words that should move us to examine our own attitudes and responses to those who are poor.
And who is it that is poor? It is not just those without material necessities, but also those who hunger for love, affirmation, affiliation. Do we consider them and reach out in simple yet genuine concern to meet what is sorely missing and needed in their lives?
Pray that God will give us the grace to respond with sensitive and loving hearts toward all who cross our path, so that by our acts of kindness their burden might be lightened and the abyss between our self-centeredness and God-centeredness might be bridged.
- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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