Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 12, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In Praying, Do Not Babble Like the Pagans. . . . (Matthew 6:7)
Many amongst our protestant brethren take this to mean that we should not speak preset prayers—that ritual and rite are unnecessary and indeed, accursed of God. If you've ever had the chance to sit in the Wednesday Night prayer services in some such Churches, you would discover that of the multiplication of words there is no end. But this is still not babbling.
Babbling happens when you fail to speak the truth in prayer. You begin to babble when you mouth things you do not believe or say words that you say simply for the sound of them. Very, very few of us do these sorts of things. So our prayers are a welcome conversation—well loved children speaking to an adoring Father. If occasionally we do not speak as well as we would like, so long as we speak truthfully and from the fullness of our hearts, God will hear and receive with joy our loving tribute.
- JuandelaCruz |
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