Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 11, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 119:1-2, 4-8
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"But I say to you, love your enemies. . ."
These dangerous words inaugurated a new era--the era of Christian love
unconditional love! This love would first and best be demonstrated by a
with arms outstretched between Earth and sky, dying in the heat of the
and saying, "Father, forgive them." This love is contagious, but
unfortunately not contagious enough. You have to expose yourself to
love, sometimes for a long time before it catches. Human history has
too little of this love--but it is the gift of the Holy Spirit and
shining lights of it.
St. Therese of Lisieux noted that her vocation was to become "love at
heart of the Church." We need to follow her lead and become love,
unconditional love, love without rancor or thirst for revenge, love
limits at the heart of the Church. This isn't something we can do to
ourselves. We must put ourselves in the way of God's all transforming
When we do so, and only when we do so, can we become what He would have
The most beautiful commandment ever spoken, "Love one another as I have
loved you." Without limits, without conditions, without regret--fully,
completely, totally giving of self to another -- true Children of God.
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