Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 21, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Chronicles 24:17-25
Psalm 89:4-5, 29-30, 31-32, 33-34
A reflection on today's Scripture:
There are certain themes throughout the New Testament that get repeated over and over.
That is not unlike the action of our parents when we were young. When someone loves and cares for you they give you the same message over and over until they see you really understand it.
Christ was the same in teaching His apostles, disciples and now us many years later. The message for today is "get your priorities straight!" (see Matthew 6:24-34)
Christ urges that we seek out the kingdom of God first, and other things will fall into place. Is Christ saying we shouldn't work and prepare for ourselves and our families?
Of course the answer is "no." It is only to point out that we can get so caught up in the things of life that we forget about God, which unfortunatley is fairly common in our fast-paced society. That is one reason many people find their solution in morning prayer. This is a time when you can connect with the One who makes it all worthwhile. Christ modeled this Himself when He would go off alone in the night and pray.
What an example to follow!
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
email: jmurphy (at) utica (dot) edu
Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lives of the saints:
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
(c) A.D. 1991-2003 The Way, The Truth, The Life. Permission granted to make reprints or to post the Daily Meditations on any web page, except for profit.
ARCHIVED Meditations at: ABCs Of Faith
Daily Meditations in English: at The Journey-Daily Meditations
Please pray the Liturgy of Hours, PC or Mobile Device: http://www.liturgyhours.org/
Please recommend our websites www.abcsoffaith.com and http://www.daily-meditations.org/ to your friends and Catholic webmasters.
See the meditations online at our Blog: http://dailymed.blogspot.com
(c)1986-2004 Reprints permitted except for profit. Credit required.