Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 7, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Kings 8:22-23. 27-30
Psalm 84:3-5, 10-11
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
This is the second time I've had to write this meditation. The first
lost in cyberspace and to reconstruct what I wrote is difficult and
maddening. I don't even want to do it! Yet when I think about it, it
everything to do with what my original meditation was all about - being
hypocrite and paying lip service to the Lord while my heart was
How easy it is to do what we think is pleasing to the Lord, when all
what we are doing instead is often what pleases only ourselves! How
we give authentic praise to the Lord, to worship Him as He deserves
St. Teresa of Jesus gave her nuns and us some very good advice. First
begin all prayer by marking ourselves with the Sign of the Cross;
to make a brief Examination of Conscience and finally to recite from
hearts an Act of Contrition.
These simple steps put us in the correct frame of mind, reminding us
are and who God is. With that set straight, we might have a better
authentic praise which delights the Lord, brings peace to our souls
strengthens us for whatever God calls on us to do.
I will thank You Lord with all my heart
for You have looked on Your servant with compassion
and have reached down and taken me by Your hand.
- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
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