Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 8, A.D. 2005
Psalm:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
How sincerely and simply that unknown woman raised her voice to praise the
mother of Jesus. I'm sure, from heaven, that Mary has become close to her!
And I'm sure that Mary in no way resented the response of her Son--for
Mary's whole life was a meditation on the words of the the Angel Gabriel,
and a living out of the plans of Providence. Indeed, blessed are they who
hear the Word of God and keep it!
With our work ethic, we are so intent on measuring success in terms of
action, while God measures success in terms of faith, hope and love. It is
far more important for God to see the intentions of our hearts, and to
measure the value of our service in terms of His own unconditional love for
us. Without in any way diminishing the greatness of His mother, He greatly
increases it by identifying the source of its power--doing always the Will
of the Father, even when it seemed contradictory to one's choicest vows--in
Mary's case, that of virginity. And God blessed her for her blind
trust--and graced her with both virginity and motherhood.
If only we could saturate our hearts with the Word of God, putting his Will
before our own plans and ambitions, then we too would be blessed beyond
measure with the praise of Jesus and the reward of God the Father.
- Msgr. Paul Whitmore
Lives of the saints:
Saturday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
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