Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 12, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Samuel 4:1-11
Psalm 44:10-11, 14-15, 24-25
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Can you imagine being told something in a stern voice by Christ, and
disobeying and 'doing your own thing'? That's what we read today in
gospel of Mark. Christ cleansed the leper, but sternly requested that
tell no one. Because he disobeyed, Christ could no longer openly enter
villages, but rather had to go to deserted places.
We too can interfere with the eternal plan, when we follow our own
instead of the will of God. Why would we do that? Sometimes we do not
listen to the Holy Spirit, or what we hear is not to our liking! We
'Catholics' picking and choosing which parts of our Church teachings
will follow, for instance. What would the world look like today if
had followed the will of God instead of their own wishes. It is hard
O Holy Spirit, enlighten us!
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)
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