Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 30, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
These are very encouraging words from St. Paul. The Lord will save us if we love. For it is only for someone that you love, that you will share stories about them and want others to meet them and get to know them. This is all that our Lord is asking of us—faithfulness through love, and for that love to be shared throughout the world.
But how are we to confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord? The disciples didn’t know this either but they had faith in our Lord and followed Him without questioning Christ’s words. “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. At once they left their nets and followed him.” (Matthew 4:19-20) As they followed Christ they learned how to love others and sacrifice their lives so that when it came time for them to go and proclaim that Jesus is Lord to the four corners of the world, they were able to do so without questioning and with confidence that Jesus would be with them always. They proclaimed Jesus’ good news by word and action. In some cases they even gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives.
We too are called to do as the disciples, to give our lives for Christ—at home, in the work place, at school, in the streets. So that all, whom we meet, may see, hear and believe that Jesus is our Lord and Savior!
Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Andrew, apostle
Lives of the saints:
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
(c) A.D. 1991-2003 The Way, The Truth, The Life. Permission granted to make reprints or to post the Daily Meditations on any web page, except for profit.
ARCHIVED Meditations at: ABCs Of Faith
Daily Meditations in Spanish: http://www.daily-meditations.org/SpanishMeditations.html
Daily Meditations in English: at The Journey-Daily Meditations
Please pray the Liturgy of Hours, PC or Mobile Device: http://www.liturgyhours.org/
Please recommend our websites www.abcsoffaith.com and http://www.daily-meditations.org/ to your friends and Catholic webmasters.
See the meditations online at our Blog: http://dailymed.blogspot.com
(c)1986-2004 Reprints permitted except for profit. Credit required.