Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
Octomber 27, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 24:1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Do you remember the old Disney movie "Pollyanna?"
Remember the preacher in the town where Pollyanna went to live and how the first sermon she heard him preach started with him yelling at the congregation, "DEATH COMES UNEXPECTEDLY!" Remember how shocked Pollyanna was at the preacher's sermon?
Well, the fact is that death does come unexpectedly as the Lord explains today, but there is a much gentler side to the story, one that Pollyanna seemed to already know.
The other side of the story is this: God loves us so much that He bought us time to prepare. He sent His Son to bring us eternal salvation and a loving relationship with Him. Like the gardener in today's gospel, He tends to us one more year to see if we bear good fruit before abandoning us.
Yes, we should not delay as the unexpected could happen and then it would be too late to repent and correct our ways. But we have time now, and an all-loving God to guide us and show us the way. Our God is a gentle and loving God who calls us to Himself through His Son.
- Don Claunch, SFO |
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