Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 16, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Trust is a very complicated subject! Scripture tries to prepare us for
and yet sometimes we are blinded and still put our primary trust in
human. We're then startled when things don't go 'our way." In the first
reading from Jeremiah, we're reminded that "More tortuous than all else
the human heart.... and that I, the Lord, alone probe the mind and test
Is scripture then telling us not to trust other humans, our mother
and brother? No, of course not! But, in God alone, the Creator of all
really trust. Even if we forsake God, He will never forsake us, as He
deny Himself. As St. Augustine said "Our hearts are restless, until
rest in Thee."
The gospel is that of 'the rich man' and poor Lazarus! At death, we
that Lazarus was judged more kindly, while the 'rich man' struggled in
Isn't it interesting that in the gospel story Lazarus was given a name,
the 'rich man' had none? Perhaps we are to identify with the rich man.
riches do we have, and what are we doing with them to feed the
of the world. Do we have freedom, knowledge, special talents, etc? Can
share them with others?
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)
Thursday of the Second Week of Lent
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