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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 5, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Galatians I:13-24 Psalm 139:1b-3,13-14ab,14c-15 Luke 10:38-42

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Poor Martha...in the Gospel reading for today. She's trying to be the good hostess and prepare a nice meal for Christ and her sister...and instead she gets 'criticized' or should we say reminded about priorities. The reading is not really about preparing a meal for our friends. It is about setting our priorities.

For many of us 24 hours in a day is just not enough...or at least we think that so. We might even deprive ourselves of sleep in order to pack more activities in our day. Others of us might be procrastinators, in that we know what we should be doing, but we put it off until it is too late.

Christ says of Mary, sitting at His feet, that she has chosen the better thing to do. We can only imagine the flow of their conversation. We too, can have that 'conversation with Christ' in our prayer life.

Where does prayer fit into our usual day? Could we find time to present ourselves to Christ? Is there a quiet place in the house, or could we make it so by turning off the T.V. or radio? How about turning off the car radio on the way to or from work. Pray aloud with a family member while doing simple chores such as the dishes at night.

Christ is always present to us.... just waiting for us to knock and let Him be a more prominent part of our life? Do we want to knock?

O Jesus,
help us remember that we have need of only one thing:
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)


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