Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 7, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17
Psalm 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Rejoice because your names are written in Heaven . . . .”
The Lord gives us the strength and the grace to do what needs to be done. He protects us and even gives us powers over the fallen angels. But today He tells us that this is not to be the cause of our joy. Indeed, rejoicing in such things leads more to pride than to heaven.
Jesus tells us to rejoice because our names are written in heaven. We rejoice because we have come to know the savior of the world and His name alone is enough to save us. But more, we rejoice because we are invited to become His friends, as close to Him as the apostles. The source of our joy is knowledge that we are the children of God.
So, even though we are given many talents, strengths, graces, and consolations, do not rejoice in them, rather choose to rejoice in Him who gave them.
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