Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 25, A.D. 2005
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today we are invited to consider the unexpected ways in which the Lord works
in our lives. We can never really anticipate these ways, since His ways are
not our ways. Perhaps our thoughts will focus on the continuous Presence of
God in which our existence is suspended. God is always thinking of us,
caring for us, holding us in being. So much of the time, we remain unaware
or insensitive to His operations. No wonder, then, that suddenly an agent
of the Divine, an Angel, should appear at Abraham and Sarai's tent. And it
really is not surprising that Sarai should have laughed!
And consider the healing power of Jesus in the two miracles narrated in
today's Gospel. One, a Jewish woman, we would expect, but the son of a
pagan centurion we would not expect. No wonder this gentile addresses Jesus
as "Sir", just as Abraham addresses the Angel as "Sir". We need always to
be respectful of God and of His messengers who bring healing through the
Sacrament of Reconciliation. How often do we have recourse to this
marvelous channel of grace?
While God's intervention in our lives may not be so dramatic as those
narrated today, God's grace is nevertheless working miracles of protection,
direction, and life-giving grace even as we consider these thoughts.
How amazing and how wonderful is our God!
Msgr. Paul Whitmore
(smartins at frontiernet dot net)
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