Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 6, A.D. 2005
Genesis 41:55-57, 42:5-7, 17-24
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand"
Everywhere a Christian goes, every act a Christian does, tells the
world something about Christianity. Jesus exhorts us to go to the
lost sheep of the Lord and to let them know that the Kingdom of
Heaven is at hand. That is Jesus himself, who loves all of us, is
near to the heart of every believer.
When we act as Christ instructed, we are carrying within ourselves
the Kingdom of Heaven. We convey this most precious gift of God to
each and every person we encounter with love.
So, first and foremost, remember that you are a harbinger of the Kingdom
of Heaven, a Kingdom that is built first in this world by love, acceptance,
understanding, charity, mercy, forgiveness, forbearance, temperance, and
all the virtues bestowed upon us by God our ever-loving Father. But that
same Kingdom is built above, too. Every time we speak with love and offer
of ourselves, the rejoicing in the kingdom resounds throughout the universe.
The citizens of that kingdom dance, just as David danced before the Lord.
It is very important to remember that, as C.S. Lewis pointed out, "Joy is the
serious business of heaven."
- JuandelaCruz (1993)
Lives of the saints:
Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr
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