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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 13, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

3 John 5-8
Psalm 112:1-6
Luke 18:1-8


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"On the necessity of praying always and not losing heart" Luke 18:1

Jesus reminds us that justice is done speedily for God's chosen ones "who call out to Him day and night." The parable of the widow demonstrates how a judge who neither regarded God, nor cared about the concerns of any human being responded to her constant intercessions for justice.

We recognize from this, how differently from the judge God regards us. He reminds us we are "chosen ones" and we know that He freely "beloves" us and covenantly promises to be our All in all. God espouses us to Himself and makes us one with Him.

Realizing this incredible relationship He chooses with us, we can understand from the parable that "praying" or communing with Him binds not only our petitions to His ever-vigilant hearing, but expresses back to Him, we are freely choosing Him and constantly uniting ourselves to Him in mind, heart and soul. We express our trust in His providence, His love, His presence to us.

Always, He is seeking ways to help us realize His desire to be with us in all things, in all ways, always. We utter our acknowledgement when we call out to Him "day and night" or, in other words, re-call ourselves to Him at all times, in all ways, in all places--always. Espoused and espousing, our relationship is constant and through prayer we remain one in The One.

Lord, keep us constantly in prayer, one with You.

- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net)

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

Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
St. Frances Cabrini, virgin, founder, religious


Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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