Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
October 29, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In today's gospel we hear Jesus saying how seemingly difficult it will be for many to gain eternal salvation. It seems at first like a harsh teaching until we realize that Jesus is speaking to those who have had the incomparable benefit of seeing Him in person - hearing Him speak, watching His miraculous cures.
Put in this perspective it seems reasonable that the judgment might be harsh for those who had such extraordinary opportunities.
What then is the lesson for us? Haven't we seen and haven't we heard? With the gift of faith and the exercise of our free will, haven't we too encountered the living Christ? The question is: has it made a difference in our lives?
Have we just heard and not responded? Have we just eaten and not been transformed? Reflect on it. Pray on it. Beg the Lord of all mercies that the extraordinary opportunities that we have received will bear much fruit.
Dearest Lord, please give us Your grace that we may enter the narrow door. Forbid it, Lord, that I should ever hear You say, "I do not know you. Away from me you evildoers!" May we, with the prophets and saints, one day rest in the safety and glory of Your kingdom which has no end.
- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
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