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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 5, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Colossians 1:1-8
Psalm 52:10, 11
Luke 4:38-44

A reflection on today's Scripture:

But he rebuked them because they knew that he was the Christ. (Luke 4:41)

How odd, Christ rebuked the demons not for the evil they did, nor for their presence among humanity, but He silenced them because they knew who He was and what He was to do. Now, why would He do something like that?

Several reasons come to mind--having demons swear as to whom you are isn't exactly the greatest endorsement in the world. But I suspect that the reason was far deeper and more intimate than that. And it's a reason Jesus Himself states several times.

Jesus was not sent from God to attract attention to Himself as Jesus. He was sent from God to point the way back to God, to lead His brothers and sisters back into the loving arms of the Father. Anything that brought attention to Him deflected attention from His one intention--bringing glory to God.

Of course, people did notice Jesus; they came to Him naturally as a man of peace and love and wisdom. Coming to Him in such a way, He was able to empty Himself and point to God.

Spectacular revelations, including the witness of demons, and even to some extent the miracles of His ministry could distract from the essential message--Jesus always says, "I am here to tell you of the deep and abiding love of the Father. I am here to lead you home."

- JuandelaCruz -
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