Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 18, A.D. 2005
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In today's First reading from the Book of Exodus we hear how the Israelites,
at the first sign of any adversity, began to question God's call and their
exodus from Egypt.
Itıs really quite a human response, and one that Iım sure many of us have
experienced. God calls all of us to follow a life of holiness and fidelity
to His commands. Often we have a feeble start, become convinced it is the
"way to go," then when we begin to face some of the difficulties of
discipleship we want to turn around and return to seemingly safer territory.
If it were not for people in our company (like Moses) who pray, beseeching
God's help that we may have the courage and strength to continue on, we
might altogether abandon the path we have begun.
Today, let us remember those who have been a source of encouragement for us
on our journey and pray that we too might be likewise, offering God's hope
and love to those who may have faltering feet. May we always remember and
tell others frequently that "our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven
- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Lives of the saints:
Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Camillus de Lellis, priest
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