Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 1, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Colossians 53:14-15, 17, 23-24
Psalm 90:2-4, 12-14, 16
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures for eternal life . . ."
The Gospel proclaims a message that is always good and always new, because "all scripture is inspired by God" (2 Timothy 3:16). However, when people hear "good news" they often expect to hear "bad news" as well.
The good news is that Jesus brought salvation to the whole world -- not just to those who were worthy, not just to those who belonged, not just to those who believed, but to all who hunger and yearn for eternal salvation. But to obtain eternal salvation, we must be committed to a way of life centered around what God desires of us. It is a commitment to a way of life which can often seem out of place in the realm of our human existence. A way of life that is not always comfortable and that is intolerant of complacency. A way of life that extends far and beyond the simple observances of laws, rituals and superficial piety. A way of life that is active, transforming and powerful. But there is no bad news! There really is only one way to be alive and truly live! To be alive with the Good News of Christ!
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St. Joseph the Worker
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