Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 28, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Peter 1:10-16
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Peter, in the First Reading says, "Gird the loins of your
preparation for the coming of the Lord. It was an unusual thing to hear
not something I really understood. We have heard that the Israelites
told to "gird their loins" in preparation for their Passover flight
Egypt. But what did Peter mean?
The early Christian Church thought that the second coming of the Lord
happen soon. History has born out that this was not the case. In many
though, the message is still as important. because on an individual
know that the day of our own death is unpredictable and can catch
surprise, as often it does.
It seems we are to be alert and ready to use all our God-given
the many gifts He has given us, so that we won't be caught unprepared
the coming of the Lord.
Isn't it wise, therefore, to be ready, to have "girded our loins" so
wešre agile and ready to respond quickly and completely to any bidding
our Creator? I think it does. Let us pray then to be continually aware
the gift of every moment, moments that were given to us as
praise and repentance.
- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
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