Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 20, A.D. 2005
2 Timothy 1:8-10
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Transfigured in their 'seeing' into His glory, Jesus reveals the truth of His victory before the sacrifice of His most fruitful passion. This glory in the Father who proclaims: "this is My beloved Son, with whom I Am well pleased; listen to Him" confirms in the memories of the souls of Peter, James and John, His victory they will see achieved. The gift of this vision is for them to behold in holy trust and obedience.
We 'see' He whom is beloved in His obedient listening in the Father, is gifted from the Father to us to likewise "hear and obey." In and through Him we become One.
Perhaps our soul's greatest fear is our failure of will to listen to, or obey, the One whom we desire to love -- and in Whom the Father loves us -- requiring Faith's trust that He will achieve all in the earth of willing souls. Our obediently listening to our Beloved Lord, transfigures the perpetual passion we suffer beneath our own crosses of temptations to pride, lusts, and self. We 'see' the glory of Peace transfigures Christ with the horror of sin dying in His purity of Innocence consumed. We too must enter victory through the Way of sacrificial passion.
O God, grant me the courage to carry the sins of self and those which others would scourge, crown and crucify to me, for sure redemption in Him to Whom I obediently listen to bring glory to You, my One in all; my beloved. Amen
- Mary Williams
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