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

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
Matthew 6:24-34

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 |
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