Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 7, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today's Responsorial Psalm says, "The Lord is close to the
and those who are crushed in spirit, He saves." Sometimes it is
know that the Lord is close to us when we are broken-hearted, instead we
often think that if He was really close He would have prevented the
unhappiness from even occurring.
It is a function of faith to believe in a loving and caring God when
circumstances are overwhelmingly hard and yet that is what we are asked
do. How shall we accomplish such a difficult task? Perhaps the best
is to look at the suffering Christ, who though God Himself, was not
the pain of human suffering and continued throughout His many
in His public ministry to persevere in prayer with His Father. It was
prayer that He was assured of the Father's solicitude, it will be the
way with us.
There is a lovely picture of Christ in the Garden; He is obviously sad
broken-hearted, all His disciples have abandoned Him, He feels the
threat that is closing in on Him. Yet, in this poignant picture there
this figure of a beautiful Angel on whose chest Jesus lays His head.
angel appears to be supporting His weary body and has a hand
arm and gently cradling His head.
It is a picture of broken-heartedness and yet one where we see that God
present and caring in the image of the angel. Let us remember that God
always present though sometimes hidden. Always caring, but often
"I hope in the Lord, I trust in His word"
- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com
Tuesday of the First Week of Lent
Sts. Felicity and Perpetua, martyrs
Lives of the saints:
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