Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

Octomber 22, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Romans 4:20-25
Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
Luke 12:13-21

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Life is interesting and the meaning of everyday events become clearer and take on a different perspective as we "grow older and wiser" as they say.

The Gospel for today is a good example. It is the one about the priorities we have in life. Christ reminds us that one's life does not consist of possessions. (see Luke 12:15) So often when we begin our families and careers, much time and effort is given to procuring "things."

Obviously, much of this effort is necessary as we cannot exist in a vacuum. It is a case of knowing when to stop the frenzy about material items that is the challenge! The culture we live in today does not help us with this, in that there is tremendous pressure from the media to keep purchasing.

When the gray hairs start to appear, we hear complaints from people about what to do with all the "stuff" in their house, which then has become too big and too difficult to maintain.

Interestingly, we never hear people complain about having spent too much time doing the good deeds in life! Most wish that they had found time to do more. Today is a good time to reflect on the balance we have or are maintaining between goods and deeds!

O Holy Spirit, please enlighten us!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
email: jmurphy(at)utica(dot)edu

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