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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 27, A.D. 2005

Hebrews 10:19-25
Psalm 24:1-6
Mark 4:21-25

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The measure with which you measure will be measured to you. (Mark 4:23)

God's grace is an ever-present reality in this world; but it is accessible only to those who are teachable, to those whose minds and hearts seek to discover the cause and purpose of human life, what lies beyond the events of each day. By pursuing in this journey of discovery, we become people of faith, draw ever closer to our Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier, our One God Who manifests Himself in three distinct Persons. Jesus speaks to us in parables; His reference to light doesn't baffle us but stimulates our thought, points us in the direction of attaining a new life and so achieve the fullness of humanity God intends.

What is this fullness of humanity? It is our recognition and acceptance that we are God's creatures brought into being to share in His perfect life, to wholly participate in His love and truth. Christ is the light of the world Who personifies God's perfect truth and love. If we listen to Jesus, Christ's living Word, and submit ourselves to His Holy Spirit's sanctifying grace, we can achieve the fullness of humanity which enables us to live in joy and peace.

As we draw closer to Christ, He bathes our inner beings with His light, fills us with the desire to share it with those who lack it, that they too will seek God, turn to Him in pursuit of living in His goodness. The law of love is that the more we give of ourselves to others, the more we will receive of His love within our hearts. It is the constant flow of God's love into the world through believers that leads us and our neighbors to salvation.

Eternal Light,
shine brightly within us
and through us into this world.
Bring us to acceptance
that following You,
the Christ,
is our only way to salvation.

- Marie Bocko, ocds
(mlbocko at earthlink dot net)

Lives of the saints:

Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
St. Angela Merici, virgin

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