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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 8, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Titus 1:1-9
Psalm 24:1-6
Luke 17:1-6


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Forgiveness. . .

A fairly common word to us Christians. Much used, fairly well understood but perhaps not fully practiced.

But for us Christians, our Lord makes practicing forgiveness simple. JUST DO IT! We are to forgive, and forgive and forgive again and again. Seven times a day. Seventy times seven times. Always. Every time. How much more simple can it get?

Well, for us humans it's not that simple. We're often guilty of forgiving but only up to a point. We forgive--for now--only to bring up the sin committed against us at a later time when it suits our own needs. Is this what Christ said? That we should forgive for only a period of time and then un-forgive?

NO! We are to forgive. Period. And forgive and forgive again and again.
Period. Easy to do? No. But we have the ultimate example in Jesus who displayed true forgiveness even when suffering on the cross. (And He forgives us now even when we fail to forgive.) Learn from Him and just do it.

- Don Claunch, SFO

Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

Thirty-second week in Ordinary Time


Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

+

(c) A.D. 1991-2003 The Way, The Truth, The Life. Permission granted to make reprints or to post the Daily Meditations on any web page, except for profit.


ARCHIVED Meditations at: ABCs Of Faith
Daily Meditations in Spanish: http://www.daily-meditations.org/SpanishMeditations.html
Daily Meditations in English: http://www.daily-meditations.org/
-------------------------------
Please pray the Liturgy of Hours, PC or Mobile Device: http://www.liturgyhours.org/
-------------------------------
Please recommend our websites www.abcsoffaith.com and http://www.daily-meditations.org/ to your friends and Catholic webmasters.
See the meditations online at our Blog: http://dailymed.blogspot.com
(c)1986-2004 Reprints permitted except for profit. Credit required.

For all communications, including subscribe/unsubscribe: joachim@direcway.com