Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 6, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Peter 3:12-15a, 17-18
Psalm 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14 and 16
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In today's first Reading from Peter, we hear many important things about how we should behave, and interestingly how God behaves. The Letter reminds us that this earth will pass away and will be replaced by a new heaven and earth where God’s justice will reside.
It is a wonderful thought that there will be a time when all creation will behave in the way God intended. It will, of necessity, come in God’s time and we are instructed after a period of great trial. Peter tells us that while waiting we must be careful not to be misled and fall into error.
It is a serious warning for the day of the coming of the Lord is described as both terrible and wonderful. Terrible I would imagine, for those who are not one with the Lord and wonderful for those who are.
I for one, like the thought of “wonderful vs terrible.” How is it though that we might not be misled and instead be found "without stain or defilement?”
The only answer comes from God Himself who gave us Jesus and the Church He founded. It is only through habitual obedience to all that the Church teaches, that we’ll have the wherewithal to endure the tremendous forces of evil.
Follow Jesus, therefore, and the instructions that He so carefully bequeathed to His Bride, our beloved Church, and remember what Peter said about God’s behavior, "Consider that God’s patience is directed toward salvation."
- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Norbert, bishop
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