Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 23, A.D. 2005
Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28
Daniel 3:62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
The readings of today focus on testimony. In the First Reading , King
Belshazzar asks Daniel to explain the writing on the wall. In so doing
Daniel had to give testimony to his beliefs. In the Gospel, Christ
the persecution that Christians will suffer and how they are to act at
time. In both instances the behavior of the persons involved
deep, steadfast faith. Christ closes, in fact, by highlighting the
importance of perseverance.
Hardly a day goes by when each of us are asked in at least one, if
many ways, to 'speak' about our beliefs . We speak of our beliefs
just by our words, but also by our actions, our decisions, our choices
clothing, what we read, our choice of friends and how we live. In
ways we are reflecting who we really are. For the Christian, our role
is Christ. We base our speech and action on the example of Christ.
only way to know what Christ would want us to do is to study Christ,
prayer at which time we talk and listen to Christ, and to read and
scripture. It is also a help to read and study the lives of the saints
see how they modeled Christ.
To sit and wait for Christ to make a miracle for us when we are put
the test is a bit presumptuous. Being a Christian involves time and
on our part. But when we are put to the test we will know how to
because when you really know someone you know how they would respond.
is where the perseverance comes in. We need to set aside time in every
to get to know Christ. What better way is there to use the time we
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)
Lives of the saints:
The Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Clement I, pope and martyr
St. Columban, abbot
Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro, priest and martyr
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