Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 6, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18
Psalm 19:8-10, 15
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In the first reading the Lord said to Moses: "Be holy, for I, the Lord,
God, am holy." He then goes on to explain to Moses through the
that the way to be holy is by treating others well. "You shall not
you shall not bear hatred for your brother in your heart...." God's
commandments are telling us that if we want to please Him we must be
kind, loving and generous to our fellow man.
In the parable of the Son of Man dividing the sheep and the goats,
instructing us how to get to heaven. We are to follow the commandments
out for us by God through Moses. The sheep of Jesus' parable live in a
for their own protection. Alone, they cannot defend themselves against
predators. But simply by staying together in the herd, they increase
quality of life.
Jesus is calling us to live in community and to support each other.
demonstration of love to our neighbour is most pleasing to Him. By
respect for all of God's creation, including and especially our fellow
we are showing how much we love Him.
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