Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 7, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"I have shown you many good works from my Father.
For which of these are you trying to stone me?"
Most of us accept changes in science, medicine, technology and morals,
the changes bring us more convenience, safety, health, wealth or
When we become too involved in achieving such comforts while neglecting
spiritual matters, God sends us prophets to remind us that our
extends far beyond these pursuits. In every age when God sees His
distancing themselves from His love and truth, becoming wholly
with worldly "goods," He reminds us to obey His law of love for the
all people. History, extending into this present age, shows that God's
messengers are often reviled and destroyed by those challenged to
their selfishness and complacency.
Today we are being increasingly secularized, creating scores of
people intent on rejecting rules that they think will curtail their
self-fulfillment. These see "freedom" as anything with which they can
away. They invent laws that ignore the moral and ethical truths
God's love; in doing so, they become less than fully human and sink to
level of "survival of the fittest," reduce themselves to forest or
God made us in His image; these bodies were meant to reflect God's
and in doing so, attract others to share in God's life of peace, joy
self-giving love. Christ came to reunite the two facets of human life,
temporal with the eternal. If we receive Christ, He will give us His
resurrected life to live in harmony with God and one another. We can
accomplish this if we open our hearts to Him, abandon sins that spring
human selfishness and learn to participate in His virtues.
O Saving Lord, infuse our hearts with the desire to truly worship You
through obedience to Your love and truth. Help us to make Your
known in this needful world.
- Marie Bocko, OCDS
(mlbocko at earthlink dot net)
Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent
St. John Baptist de la Salle
Lives of the saints:
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