Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 1, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12
Psalm 5:4b-6a, 6b-7, 8
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Lord save us, we are perishing. . . .
Indeed we are. Though we don't like to think about it, the life we experience now is terminal. This phase of separation from God, while it can be remedied while we still live, most often it isn't. And after too long a time (in God's eyes) we return home to Him.
It does us well to remember that what we see and have and hold and love here and now is not all that there is to see and have and hold and love. The time we experience here is not the only time there is. The knowledge we presently have of God is not the only way to know Him.
We are perishing--incrementally and unobservably. However, if we know Jesus Christ we cannot die, we have His eternal life in the Father. We are His brothers and sisters, redeemed by his suffering, death, and resurrection from the dead. Indeed, there is only One who saves, only One who can lead us out of the remote, dark prison of self and into the light of God.
Save us Lord, for without you, we are nothing.
- JuandelaCruz |
Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Blessed Junipero Serra, priest and religious
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