Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 27, A.D. 2005
Daniel 3:82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today we hear the final readings of Cycle A of the Church year.
they are of special importance and deserve special reflection. Daniel
been most adept at interpreting the dreams of King Nebuchadnezzar and
son, Belshazzar (the dreams about "feet of clay" and "the handwriting
wall"). They were both quite frightening, the latter resulting in the
of Belshazzar that very night!). But now, Daniel himself has a dream
causes him personal terror--the dream of the colossal battle between
Mammon, Ultimate Good and Ultimate evil.
As we read the Book of Daniel, we too are struck with a degree of
To what extent does this battle affect us, we ask. We might so easily
pass it off as history or fantasy. But Jesus summarizes His whole
in today's very short Gospel. The hints Jesus gives of cosmic
somehow strike home more than the first reading. And Jesus' final
ring in our ears, "Be alert at all times!".
Dear friends, let us meditate on the ways in which we are preparing
ourselves, actively and earnestly, for the Day of the Lord.
- Msgr. Paul Whitmore
(smartins at frontiernet dot net)
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