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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 28, A.D. 2005

Genesis 13:2,5-18
Psalm 15:2-5
Matthew 7:6,12-14

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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