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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 23, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ephesians 4:7-16
Psalm 122:1-5
Luke 13:1-9

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Sir, leave it for this year also. . . "

The plea of mercy in the parable our Lord tells, is the indicator to hearers that we live in the reign of mercy -- but only for a time. We must reply to His proposal to share the eternal covenantal union of love that will bear good fruit and sustain Life.

Our covenantal union with the Lord bears the good fruit of souls united in God. We are truly created, sustained and brought to full perfection in union with, in, and through Him who is Life. Remaining in Him, we become co-creators and co-redeemers bringing souls to Life in Him.

The Lord is clearly patient and clearly expectant. His union with us must, by its Divine creative nature, be fruitful and multiply. This happens only when we give ourselves freely and completely in love to our beloved Lord to bear the full fruits He desires - souls filled with Life.

When we behave as the fruitless fig tree, we deny His Life that truly and lovingly desires to unite with us to create and sustain Life. Our lack of generous unity becomes the contraception that prevents our conceiving new Life through, with and in Him. We must remain in union with Him for this holy union to bear good fruit. We refuse His union when we sin and thus divorce ourselves from our beloved Lord, precipitating the death of our own souls and denying life to those souls entrusted to us for Life.

O Jesus,
meek and humble of heart,
make our hearts like unto Thine.

- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net)


Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time
St. John of Capistrano, priest, religious

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