Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 26, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

2 Timothy 1:1-8
Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
Mark 4:26-34

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

We know from experience that life is uncertain and that things never remain the same. The stress of uncertainty can take its toll in many ways, robbing from us the grace of the moment at hand––making us long for the way things were or accelerating us into thinking of the future where circumstances might be better.

To combat this tendency, we need to place our focus someplace stable, someplace sturdy and reliable, unmoved by the many forces of this world.

Where, you might ask, is such a place? Holy Scripture reminds us that the place of safety, justification and satisfaction comes from the Lord, the immutable eternal creator of everything. (see Psalm 37)

However, we must turn to Him and access His assistance, not just when things are going haywire, but consistently. When we have repeatedly assimilated God into our lives, we begin to make decisions based on God’s will and we're more readily able to accept all things as an opportunity to give glory to God.

Let us pray for the grace to live every moment of our lives in the awareness of God’s presence and sovereign dominion over all things.

5- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hughes dot net)

Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Sts. Timothy and Titus, bishops

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