Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 28, A.D. 2005
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
We often hear from many sources that thereís too much violence,
sex, and immorality in the movies, on television, in video games -- in
all media. Some argue that exposure and even overexposure leads
to more violence and a degradation of morals in our society. Others
claim there is no sound evidence that this is true. The debate continues....
In todayís first reading, we learn a truth about such things. As Lot and
his wife fled the doomed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lotís wife
disobediently looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. Compare
this to the apostles and the saints who have turned their gaze to the
face of the Lord and found life, filled with uncountable blessings.
The bottom line is this: the more we look upon immorality and offenses
to Godís law, the harder we become -- like pillars of salt. The more we
look upon the glory of our Lord and contemplate Him, the softer we
become -- like clay in the hands of a potter, The Potter, so that we can
be molded into what He wants us to be.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
Lives of the saints:
Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Irenaeus, bishop and martyr
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