Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 9, A.D. 2005
Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12
Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica
St. John Lateran. We read from Holy Scripture references to the Church
Christ, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and most pointedly, to ourselves. Paul
reminds us in his letter to the Corinthians that the Holy Spirit dwells
us. We are His temple, His church, the place He chooses to inhabit.
It is an awesome reality that the God of all creation wants to be that
to us and =is= that near to us. He is closer than where our own human
beats. It is not that God is aloof or remote, but rather that we to
fail to see Him, to respond to Him. God is always present. The
is: are we present to God?
Recognizing our pitiful response to so loving a God, let us pray on
feast for the grace to recognize that God desires no other dwelling
than a heart that is loving and contrite: your heart, and my heart.
grant us the grace to perfect our lives so that the angels might say of
"How lovely is your dwelling-place, Lord, mighty God." (Psalm 84)
- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS (1998)
Lives of the saints:
The Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
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