Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 13, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In today's first reading we learn how God allows afflictions and trials
that we might have the opportunity to grow in faith. It is a lesson
is easy to talk about and offer to those who are burdened, but quite
another thing to live it.
The Cross of Jesus stands before our eyes as the perfect example of
redemptive suffering. Though Divine, Jesus shared our humanity and
what it was like to suffer in body and spirit. In doing so he gave us
example that can strengthen and sustain us in times of suffering and
Look at Jesus: He is the model of obedience, submission, docility and
faithfulness to the will of the Father. We too can overcome trials by
taking on Christ -- His heart, His ways.
Let us pray then to keep the image of the suffering, obedient Jesus
our eyes. What God did not withhold from His Son, He will not
from us -- both the suffering and the glory of the Cross.
Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Lives of the saints:
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