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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 25, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ephesians 4:32-5:8
Psalm 1:1-4,6
Luke 13:10-17

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's First Reading from the Paul to the Ephesians tells us very explicitly how we must avoid sins of the flesh. Paul reminds us that we have been forgiven. We are no longer darkness, but now, thanks be to God, we are light in the Lord. Holiness forbids that we yield to our fallen nature. Instead, we must incline ourselves to God our Creator.

There will always be this tension between good and evil, the part of us that is fallen and that which is redeemed. Let us gain consolation and strength from the sure knowledge that Christ desires us to be holy and has done and will continue to do all that is required for us to resist the temptations of the Evil one.

Remember the image of the crippled woman in today's Holy Gospel? Just as she was healed by the merciful hand of Jesus, so shall we. Not even the indignation of the others' healing on the Sabbath deterred Jesus. So will nothing stand in the way of Jesus' healing power if only we go to Him, beg Him for His help and resolve not to sin again.

- Donna Nelson, ocds


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