Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 13, A.D. 2005
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
The First Reading for today is one commonly known to many: the recounting of
Moses being chosen by God to set His people free. There are many messages
in the reading, but one that we might ponder today is that of God's
presence to us.
Are we ever tempted to think that "the action" in life is elsewhere,
definitely not where wešre performing our daily tasks? In todayšs First
Reading we find Moses out in the fields obediently tending the flocks of his
family. It was a difficult, tedious job, and yet this is where and when God
appeared to Him in the flaming bush. God gave Moses the role of setting His
people free, a difficult vocation to say the least, but He also promised
Moses that He would be with Him. God has promised this to all of us, in
Scripture, that He will always be with us.
The Gospel for today adds another dimension for us as we perform our
daily routines. Not only are we to remember that God is always with us, but
that we need to remain "childlike". "Childlike" refers to our need to
remain open, humble, trusting,...among other characteristics. It does not
contradict the possibility of being a leader, a role model to others, as was
Moses. When God called to him from the flaming bush, he obediently
answered, "Here I Am Lord". (Exodus 3:1-6)
Do we answer in the same way?
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
Lives of the saints:
Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
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