Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 30, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34
Psalm 106:19-20, 21-22, 23
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word became Man!
How often have we read that from Scripture?
We have heard scriptural scholars say that "The Son of Man" was Jesus' favorite reference to Himself. We read in Scripture about Jesus picking corn in the fields, sitting down to eat a meal of fish with the apostles. We read of His presence at the wedding at Cana. We do not have access to the life of Christ as a child, but we can imagine that He played as any young child, and then later as a teen, helped St. Joseph in his carpenter work. We have a God who lived as we do and who knows our very being.
Christ spent three years teaching His apostles and disciples, and through their later writings He is teaching us. Christ gave us example after example through parables that we can understand and pass on to others. Imagine the task that this Son of Man had, to help us mortal beings understand Him and the Kingdom of God. But He did it. It behooves us to keep those messages simple as He did.
The first way we can teach anyone about Christ is through our own example from what we have heard and learned through scripture.
The second way is to keep our messages simple—as did Christ.
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS --
Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor of the Church
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