Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 21, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 49:14-15ab, 15cd-16, 17-18, 19-20
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In both today's Gospel and other Gospels, we have heard talk about salt.
We know how salt in ancient times and even now, is used as a food preservative. Our own experience tells us how salt gives flavor to otherwise flat tasting food.
Perhaps we haven't ever thought about salt as a metaphor associated with the spiritual life—a spiritual life that has gone flat and has no flavor and is even in danger of spoiling, a spiritual life in need of flavor and preservation, in need of salt.
Where will this salt come from? Where will we find what is necessary to restore zeal and a zest for God?
We know it is the Holy Spirit that provides the necessary ingredient for finding, knowing and using the things of our existence to love and serve God and our fellow men. It is the Spirit of Love that gives us a light step as we walk through life with its many troubles. It is Love that gives flavor to the seeming ordinariness of our everyday responsibilities. It is Love that makes everything taste good, not spoil and get old.
O Holy Spirit, Lord of Love, be the salt of my life. Flavor and preserve me to do your will now and for all eternity. Amen!
- Donna Nelson, OCDS |
email: drn3rd (at) hughes (dot) net
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