Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 14, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 John 4-9
Psalm 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In today's first reading we have a beautiful reminder from St. John, of our Lord's command to us: love one another.
John rejoices in hearing that some of the children are following the commandment and, as he points out, he is not writing anything new, he is simply restating what the Lord taught from the beginning.
But his reminder comes with a warning. There were many who came to the believers in those times who stated that Jesus never came to earth as man. It seems that some fell for that deception and were led away from the truth and the one commandment.
It is no different today as there are many deceivers that would tell us that Jesus never existed, or that simply ignore Him altogether and promise a better way. The call of wealth, fame, and a myriad of other modern-day idols try to deceive all of us on a daily basis. We must be diligent not to fall for the deception we are being sold and remain in the one true commandment.
Let us love one another and as John reminds us,
Look to yourselves that you do not lose what we worked for
but may receive a full recompense.
(2 John 8)
- Don Claunch, SFO |
Friday, November 14, 2008
Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
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