Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 8, A.D. 2005
Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to
This is the essence of service to our Lord.
In our current age it is difficult at times to find people for service.
Countless churches, charities, hospitals and public service
are always looking for volunteers. While some are found that give
time and other resources willingly, many times these services are
shorthanded and resort to all kinds of tactics to get volunteers or
financial donors. Many (not all) say they will give, but only to a
and only if it does not burden them. Service to the Lord is much, much
The fact is we are the Lord's servants and that is what we are called
We are called to do His work, give Him praise, care for His people and
Him with our whole beings. It is our obligation. God gave us life
and we are to serve freely. We can expect nothing further in return
have no right to ask for any more than we already have received. God
given us His love freely, we must do the same for Him; for to do
is to not truly serve.
With all He has given us, there should really be no reason to hedge,
withhold our service or ask for something more. He has given us His
His eternal love. And when we have done all that is asked of us, we
lovingly say, "I am your simple servant, and have done what You have
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
Lives of the saints:
The Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
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