Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 10, A.D. 2005
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Hear the Word, Understand it, Bear Fruit (see Matthew 13:1-23)
ďMy Word goes forth and shall not return to me void, but shall do my
will achieving the end for which I sent it.Ē Isaiah 55:11
Jesus, The Word, achieves the Work for which He is sent, to redeem
all souls in His perfect obedience, total love and humble conformance
of His will to know, love and serve the Father.
Jesus knows the Fatherís fathomless Love for Him and reciprocates
that boundless Love for the Father. Their love begets the Life they so
desire for us to share. Godís boundless Love withholds nothing from
His beloved. God humbly serves His creature, man, giving Himself totally
in His Passion, Death, Rising and Remaining. He bears the fruit that is
Life in this redemptive espousing.
The parable of the sower and the seed is a mirror for souls to see how God
presents Himself in the seed of His Word and how a soul decides to receive
that gift. The gift of self to oneís beloved God enables the seed of His Word
to be conceived and begets new life that fruitfully yields 100, 60 or 30-fold
more beloved souls for God.
One may also receive the seed of His Word and choose to displace, discourage,
distract, ignore, or reject itís selfless Way. The easy pleasures and tempting
comforts of oneís mortal lusts keep oneís focus on self. The one who remains
full of self barrenly wills not to yield fruit. Fruitful love requires total self giving.
may we conceive Your Word,
and be about giving Life.
- Mary Williams
Lives of the saints:
The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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