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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 28, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Job 3:1-3,11-17,20-23
Psalm 88:2-8
Luke 9:51-56

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Sometimes, when we read Scripture and hear the selfless, love-filled acts of the disciples in times of tyranny and persecution, we might wonder whether we would respond in a similar loving way when faced with horrendous trials and tribulations. The call of our faith is not a meek one. At times it may be pretty and nice proclaiming our faith; but most often the real test of our faith comes during times of human mess and anguish. It's such a natural reaction to ask why. We fight the situation, angry, defiant that it should be otherwise. But deep faith knows that the first step is always acceptance of reality. With a quick follow up action of what can I do to change or improve this--how can I help God to help me...

In today's Scripture, Job questions his very existence, a 'why bother' attitude which I think we can all identify with. Let us remember that each of us is part of a Divine Plan, and that whatever we're going through right now is leading us to truth, healing and enlightenment.

So for today, let us think 'big' in relation to our life's purpose, and realise that there's no cross too heavy for us to bear with Jesus always at our side.

- Cliodhna Doyle
(clia at cliadoyle dot com)


Tuesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Wenceslaus, martyr
St. Lawrence Ruiz and his companions, martyrs

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