Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 16, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 315:1
Psalm 113:1b-2, 3-4, 5a and 6-7
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm
and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
Greater than Jonah! Greater than Solomon! The Son of Man is greater
anything or anyone! Yet, many of us take this for granted. We will make
for all sorts of things that are not important, and we're content to
our lives as mediocre Christians--keeping most of the commandments--a
shallow prayer life.
Jonah's message was one of turning away from sin and of conversion. In
today's readings, we're called to end our slavery to whatever is
incompatible with God's greatness and wholeheartedly devote our lives
freedom of the Gospel message. How fortunate we are to have been given
wisdom--a wisdom that the restless and discontented world does not
wisdom having the words of eternal life--a pathway to wholeness and
Jesus offers us more than enough signs for us to believe. Faith is not
result of having seen miracles, but rather the result of the conversion
hearts. Those who look for miracles or signs as conditions of their
will be disappointed. For those who believe, who willfully accept Jesus
Christ with a humble heart, the miracles are already apparent. Rather
seek miracles so that we may believe, we should ask for the faith to
with humble eyes the miracles that are already all around us.
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Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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