Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 14, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Psalm 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Does it ever seem to you that the state of the world, as far as
concerned, is in such a downward spiral, much like a freight train
at great speed with so much weight behind it, that it cannot easily be
stopped? Even if it could be halted, it would take considerable time
would travel considerable distance before finally coming to a
not to mention the destruction of everything on the track in its way.
Such thinking is not very optimistic, nor perhaps, even helpful. Yet,
unfortunately, it's prevalent and even understandable. How can a person
faith counter this tendency toward negativity and hopelessness?
The answer is given to us by God in the words of Sacred Scripture. Over
over again we're instructed and encouraged; but we'll never know it
we pick up the Sacred Word and read it.
I'm reminded that God's Word is a gift; and like a gift, it must be
received. That's something only we can do; only we can choose to
gift, to open it and use it. To be receptive to the healing words of
our job; God has done His part, He has been the generous giver of
that is good.
Let us then, especially in this time of Lenten grace, avail ourselves
Lord's gifts. Let us receive with joy the promised Good News.
"Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord.
Though your sins may be like scarlet,
they can become as white as snow.
Though they be crimson red,
they may become white as wool."
- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent
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