Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 20, A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
He is "I the God of the Living"
"For to Him, all are alive", Jesus explains "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." He is not a God of the dead. Jesus reminds us how remaining single heartedly focused on Him and persevering in this union is the "communion" of man with God, the Communion of Saints. This union is outside of time because it is in God who is eternal and who Himself authors time.
The communion of saints is the union with the Lord which begins in time with our willed consent to His invitation to union with Himself which continues for eternity. We understand that this is "the union to pursue." This is the union that neither time nor mortality can end.
Recognizing our covenant is with God, will help us pursue this primary relationship of Life. The sacrament of Marriage includes another into this primary covenantal union with God, much like the communion of saints joins other souls with God.
Marriage especially gives spouses the opportunity to share their individual covenants with God in time with another. The "I have loved you first" example of God with man takes form in the "love one another as I have loved you" venue of spouses whose overflowing love creates and sustains shared love and begets more souls in Him. The communion with God grows.
may our lives be a constant fiat,
our espousing of self to you
and through our love others come to Life in you,
in the communion of saints for all eternity.
- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net)
Lives of the saints:
Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
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