Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 23, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
The two scriptures for today could really make a person nervous! The
Reading infers that we need to be aware of the poverty of others and to
share our 'wealth'. The problem with that is though we may have only
one-half a serving of meat for ourselves, we may be aware of others
meat... or, maybe even no home. What are we to do? Where does it end?
The gospel also sounds disturbing because most everyone can think of
they have committed with their hands or feet, and so forth. We are
What are we to do? We aren't going to cut them off! What is the message
Little children are taught "STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN" as a means to
cross a road. Maybe it's time to recall that rule and apply it to our
everyday environment as we travel down the road of life. We can humbly,
in a trusting manner, place our very being -- our hands -- in those of
Christ, and ask that He guide us through every act of our days. We pray
He might guide us to act appropriately with others. Meanwhile, we
Look, AND Listen!"
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)
Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr
Lives of the saints:
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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