Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 2, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Sirach 51:12 cd-20
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Fear is a very powerful thing. It influences us to do things we might not ordinarily do, if we let it take control of us.
Witness how the Pharisees reacted to the Lord in today’s gospel. They feared that Jesus was bringing change to their idea of their faith and when they confronted Him they feared that if they accepted Him as divine, they would have to accept His teaching and abandon their own. They feared that if they accused Jesus of acting on His own and censuring Him, then the crowds might rebel. It seems their entire relationship with Jesus was surrounded by fear.
The Pharisees were afraid because they did not know the truth and would not accept the truth. Recall the Old Testament story of the three men in the fiery furnace. They knew the truth about their God and were not burned. Recall the many stories of the saints through the ages and while some were martyred they went to their graves knowing the truth and they did not fear.
Jesus is the truth and if we truly know Him we have no reason to fear. Let us not allow fear to control our lives, our decisions or our actions. Keep the Truth in plain sight and let it guide every aspect of your life.
- Don Claunch
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Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs
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