Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 3, A.D. 2005
Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26
Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"His heart was moved with pity for them. . ."
Jesus ranged through the land bearing the good news of God's love and
redemption. Each time He met a new group of people His heart was moved
pity for them. He was moved because they were so lost, so
terrified, so alone.
As followers of Jesus, we range through the world today and
have not changed. Every day we encounter people who are lost, lonely,
confused, directionless. Worse than this, many of these lost souls
that they know the way and understand the path--they think they have
the answers. They are hard to speak to and difficult to influence.
Nevertheless, continuing the mission of Jesus, we need to bring the
news to the lost souls of today. It can be as simple as a smile or a
or a helping hand. The distorted desire we meet in the street needs to
the light of the Desire of Ages. Then heart speaks to heart and the
ones can be drawn to Jesus Christ.
That is what we are to do as Catholic Christians. We light the lamp
place it on a stand and welcome any who wander into the circle.
though it may be when fighting the battle for hearts and minds, be
pity and prayer by the illogic and sometimes sheer ill-will you hear
emerging. When you see a lost soul, one so wrapped up in himself or
ideas, pray for that person regardless of how you may feel about him.
are the substantive steps that can be used to lead each person to the
triumph of the Father and the love of Jesus Christ.
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