Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 10, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Micah 7:14-15, 18-20
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Have you ever been wronged by someone so badly that you swore you would never have anything to do with him or her again? What was it that they did that was so bad that it caused this reaction in you? As time has passed, have your feelings about this person softened, or do they remain as hard as ever, leaving you still rejecting the wrongdoer completely?
Of all the things human beings have managed to do in our relationship with the Creator, He has never sworn to turn His back on us forever. From the beginning of time we have disobeyed our God, denied Him and broken every commandment He ever gave us. But still, He takes us back.
In a sense we are all prodigal sons. In our sinful nature we offend God but in our times of great need He welcomes us back. In a sense we are all the older brothers of the prodigal brother, angry and resentful that the disobedient brother was welcomed back and it is during those times when we become disobedient ourselves.
The love God has for us is so pure, so complete, so eternal and so powerful that we strain to comprehend it. During this Lenten season we should strive to become more like Him, like the father of the prodigal son, welcoming back those who have offended us or have become separated from us so long ago.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
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