Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 25, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Peter 5:5b-14
Psalm 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today's gospel command to "Go into the world and proclaim the good news to all creation" is going to be difficult if we have allowed ourselves to fall prey to the devil and his many devious snares.
The first reading today warns us to clothe ourselves in humility because God is stern with the arrogant. Observe the material, secular world about you. What do you see? Isn't there a lot of arrogance, pride, a mean spirit that revels in its technical accomplishments as it turns its back on the poor, the elderly, the politically oppressed and even defenseless children still in their mother's womb?
None of us can shrug our shoulders and mumble that it's a demon out of control, something about which we can do nothing. Ohhhhh no! There is plenty each of us can individually do. First we must reform our own lives interiorly. We must humbly pray and beseech God to enter our hearts and teach us wisdom and show us our faults and sins. We desperately need to turn off the vile mainstream media (MSM) bombarding us at nearly every turn and moment of our day. We must be prepared to seek the call to action when the moment is to be seized: to help the poor, the disenfranchised, the defenseless, to correct the evils of big political power in the schools and in government.
There is still hope. And it begins with you wanting to do something.
"We preach a Christ who was crucified;
He is the power and the wisdom of God." (1 Cor. 1:23-24)
Feast of St. Mark, evangelist
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