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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 16, A.D. 2005

Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 51:3-4
Luke 11:29-32

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn. (Psalm 51:19)

Much of the time, we can go through life full of plans and actions which we hope will help us on life's journey. We get a picture in our head of how our lives 'should' be or what course our lives 'should' take. We become so set on our goals and aspirations that we leave little room to receive, to receive the gifts that God wants to offer us and teach us.

Lent is a time when we consciously decide to make room to 'receive.' By denying some of our human habits and creating 'space' in our daily lives through some sort of denial or self-discipline, we allow God to speak to us in clear and uncluttered ways. Emptying ourselves allows God to recharge us with His Holy power, recreating us in new and wonderful ways.

Today, in this preparation period of Lent, let us continue to make this 'sacred space' for Jesus, so that as we draw closer to the Easter season, we can look forward to a rebirth with Jesus in the sacred mysteries

- Cliodhna Doyle
(cliadoyle at hotmail dot com)

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