Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 23, A.D. 2005
Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51
1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments." (Matthew
Jesus, in reply to the question posed to test Him, graces us with the
central understanding of our relationships with God and others. The greatest
commandment in the law and the second which is like unto it, depicts the Way
to live this Truth of what Love begets in relationship with us. Made by God
for God, espoused and in that espousing, freely giving all we are in love to
our Beloved, our love begets the love that we, as one in Him, love unto
The Fatheršs infinite Love for His only begotten Son extends to each soul
who freely and completely beloves Him as one in the mystical body of Christ,
His bride, the Church. Begotten in love, each reciprocates His Love and
through Him, with Him, and in Him, brings that relationship of love to life
Beloved by God, beyond measure, one wills' and desires to reciprocate with
one's whole heart, soul, and mind and with all one's strength, recognizing
that to know, love and serve God Who is the joy beyond telling and the truth
of our existence. "In Him we live, and move, and have our being."
Commanded, one measures what onešs relationships beget; does one beget with
God new life, the souls of others beloved into Him?
O Lord, may our prayer be one in Yours,
that our love is for others;
"Father, may they be one in Us,
as I am in You and You in Me,
May they also be One."
- Mary Williams
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The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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