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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 12, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Galatians 5:1-6
Psalm 119:41,43-45,47-48
Luke 11:37-41


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

They say perception is reality ...and often it can be -- when we make efforts to create a certain appearance to the outside world. We can do such a good job that we become what we were pretending to be! This works in the material world but with our spiritual side it's a bit more difficult! While on the outside we can 'appear' to be leading an exemplary life -- our inner desires, motivations, resentments could be creating a different, hidden version of ourselves which is more the 'reality' of our true nature.

In today's Gospel Jesus reminds us to look inside first and foremost and not be so concerned with the externalities. When we examine our hearts and minds and identify blockages to love and healing, only then are we free to invite Jesus to come and fill the darkness with His light. Our Faith calls us to leave the darkness behind and to live and be reflectors of eternal light.

So today let us ask for guidance from the Holy Spirit to help us to open our spiritual eyes so that we can see what dark areas within ourselves need the healing power of Jesus.

- Cliodhna Doyle
(clia at cliadoyle dot com)

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time


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