Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 3, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Psalm 19:2-3, 4-5
A reflection on today's Scripture:
There is a temptation in the spiritual life, for us to believe that Christ thinks of us only when we "tune in to Him," so to speak. It is almost that we think He exists whenever we think of Him. Intellectually we realize that God is always thinking of us, holding our very being in existence.
God is always loving and caring for us, even when we aren't thinking of Him! The readings for today are a good example of that. In the First Reading today, St. Paul reminds us of the gifts that have been given to us. It's almost as though Paul is doubling back to make sure that we got the message of salvation the first time.
We are aware through scripture that Christ always turned to the Father in prayer. As His Ascension drew near He taught the apostles and disciples more about the Father, to be sure that they understood His own relationship to the Father and what our relationship is to Him. He reminded us that He and the Father are one, and that we can only go to the Father through Him! He showed that ongoing love and concern! (read: John 14:6-14)
Let us listen to Him . . . and be not afraid!
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
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