Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
August 14, A.D. 2005
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Psalm 67:2-3. 5-6, 8
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Pray and Hope in the Lord in Whom we Trust
The melody of the dialogue between the woman and our Lord, as
she pleads for His removal of an evil spirit inhabiting the eternal
soul of her child, is the example for us to pray, adore, pay homage,
persist and intercede for God's merciful life within every soul. She
demonstrates the exercise of the virtues of faith, hope, and love for
God and their growing expression through her.
Our Lord creates each soul to indwell, and correspondingly to know,
love and serve Him. Through baptism one begins that shared life as
He bestows the treasured gifts of faith, hope and love by which one
grows in that purpose. Faith, evidenced in the recognition of Who He
is in relation to His creature, begets the Love that preserves, protects,
honors, and shares that union. Hope voices the desire to know and
love Him more and more.
O Lord, may we pray with trust in Your providential and merciful love, to
give life to all. May we likewise grow in faith, hope, and love for You and
hasten to bring You to others. Amen.
- Mary Williams
Lives of the saints:
The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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