Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 27, A.D. 2005
Psalm 99:5-7, 9
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
It has been said that sometimes converts to Catholicism make the best
Catholics. How could this be so?
In todayıs Gospel we learn that "the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure
buried in a field.² (Matthew 13:44-46) Indeed, our faith is a special gift
or treasure, and sometimes when weıre born into our faith, because it is the
faith of our parents or guardians, we do not recognize how special it is. A
comparison might be made to those born into a middle or upper class. Itıs
hard for them to appreciate the struggles of the poor--not that
non-Catholics are living in spiritual poverty. Sometimes their faith is
even stronger than that of lifetime Catholics. The readings of today might
give us time to ponder how much we appreciate our gift of faith. What are
we doing to nourish that gift?
In the first reading we hear how the people were struck with the radiance
of the face of Moses after he had conversed with the Lord. Though we may
not always appear radiant after praying as an expression of our faith,
persons will know whether we are sincere about our faith through witnessing
Thank you Lord for my gift of faith.
Help me to use it wisely!
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
Lives of the saints:
Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
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