Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 27, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Peter 1:3-9
Psalm 111:1-2, 5-6, 9-10
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In today's Gospel, we learn that simply following the Ten Commandments
not enough. Jesus is asking for a deeper commitment - an emptying out
self to a new standard of love, a love which Jesus Christ Himself
demonstrated while He was on earth. "Set your minds on things that are
above, not on things that are on earth...." Those words from Paul's
to the Colossians (see Col. 3:2), invite us to detach ourselves from
world, and to orient ourselves toward what lies beyond.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth....
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be....
No one can serve two masters...." (see Matthew 6:19-25)
We are constantly facing choices. The question is whether we choose for
or for our own earthly ambitions. And what is at stake is nothing less
our heavenly rewards! God rewards His people that's the message of
Scripture. He gives them "treasures in heaven" for being generous with
time, talents and money. And those who store up their treasures in
spend their life filled with and anticipating joy!
Jesus has given us a much higher law to follow -- a law that is humanly
impossible to obey. God demands a love that is far greater than the
love a human could ever have! But it is Jesus Christ, raised from the
that gives us hope enough to sustain us. And the knowledge that God
protect us, and infinitely loves us. And what is of God will last. It
belongs to the eternal life. Choose it, and it will be yours.
Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
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