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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 28, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 7:23-28
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Luke 11:14-23

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today's First Reading tells us that God commanded His people to listen to His voice.

As mortal beings we do not usually hear the voice of God in the ordinary way of hearing as with sound waves vibrating the inner structures of our ear and transmitting their vibration to receptive nerve endings. Since, however, God is the creator of both our corporeal and spiritual ability to hear, it isn't surprising that components of each share some similarities.

Both require a message, both require receptivity and both can be enhanced or denigrated.

During this season of grace, may we use our physical ears and spiritual ears to be more attuned to the voice of God. May we listen and hear so that we may know and do what He commands.

Let us ratchet down the sounds of the world which often overpower our senses so that the delicate "whistle of the Shepherd" can be heard. Let us fill our ears with the sound of things that will encourage us toward goodness and away from dissent and rancor.

How about listening to the words of daily Scripture, to the cry of the poor, to the needs of all who interface with us in any way? Then with God's grace may we not only listen and hear, but respond as God Himself would do.

- Donna Nelson, OCDS |
email: drn3rd(at)hughes(dot)net

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