Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 10, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Psalm 71:8-9, 14-17, 22
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"But she, from her poverty, has contributed all that she had . . ."
St. Therese commented on this in a way. She said that she wanted to return to the Father with absolutely nothing so that He would have to take her in her poverty seeing as she had given away all.
Poverty here refers to the woman's financial affairs, but for us, it often refers to our spiritual affairs. We are very, very poor indeed. We strain to get out a single prayer without distraction or interruption. We think we do well when we manage to make it to Mass, although our worship cannot possibly hold a candle to the wealth we receive at each Mass.
But the point is, no matter how poor we are, so long as we recognize that poverty and give God our two pence, everything we can scrape together, we are blessed. God blesses us in our poverty with His abundance. We decrease and He increases in us. Our two-pence is turned into wealth beyond imagining -- but not for us. The wealth we receive is to be poured out on others until we can return to God in our poverty and offer once again our little bit.
And so the cycle of grace and love continues.
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