Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 5, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Peter 1:2-7
Psalms 91:1-2, 14-15b, 15c-16
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In the second letter of Peter, he exhorts the people to live a good and virtuous Christian life of love and sacrifice. To do so, one must seek to be open to the love and life of Christ, not only in action but also in knowledge of His very teachings. The people are to continuously seek to know and understand Christ's words, but also to apply them to everyday life. In doing so, one gains in grace from prayer and devotion while contemplating the love and life of Jesus. We are called to purify ourselves of the evils and corruption of this world in order to fulfill His Divine Will.
As described through a parable story in Mark, it is difficult to do the above mentioned. Christians will be persecuted and ridiculed, however, we will gain in virtue and grace in the favor of God. Our reward will be great in Heaven.
So, to apply these readings to the people of today, we must seek to correct our ways and come to know Jesus through both devotion and action. Our measures will be scorned by the spiritually blind; but our strength and courage secures our salvation in Heaven. Be authentic in your love of Jesus; do not put on a false face in front of others. Show mercy toward others, as Jesus is in all people.
Monday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Boniface, bishop and martyr
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