Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 17, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9
Psalm 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In the motion picture "The Shawshank Redemption" there is a wrongly convicted inmate who chisels his way out of his cell by using a tiny rock hammer and picking away a bit at a time over many years to gain his freedom through a thick concrete wall. The perseverance a man would have to have to accomplish such a feat is almost unfathomable. So many others would become frustrated and lose hope in a very short time.
In today's Gospel, our Lord tells us that we must also persevere and keep our hope for His coming and not lose faith in His promises to us. There are certainly times in our lives when it seems things are hopeless and that we should just stop and give up. But we must always remember that our Lord never breaks His promises and when things seem the most hopeless, that is when we need Him most.
Jesus reminds us that God will not be slow to answer us. So, my friends, persevere and hold strong in your faith. Our Lord will never fail us when we call out to Him.
- Don Claunch, SFO |
Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious
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