Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 7, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
But it shall not be so among you . . . . (see Matthew 20:26)
Jesus announces a radical new vision of the world to His disciples. You will not squabble among yourselves; you cannot gain position that way. You will not copy those in the world. Rather, to gain a place in the Kingdom of Heaven, you must not even try to gain a place.
Amazing words! He says that if we are to have a place in heaven, we must put ourselves very last, serving all of our brothers and sisters. And this makes sense because Heaven is love and love is selflessness. It is not self-giving, although that is part of it. It is pure selflessness, willing the will of God alone. And if we're busy vying for power, even Godly power, we can't pay much attention to a will not our own.
Once again God shows His all-encompassing love by telling us not to worry about a place in Heaven. Focus instead on the earth and upon serving all of God's people. By doing God's will here and now, we secure for ourselves His place for us in heaven.
Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent
St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, martyrs
Lives of the saints:
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