Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 18, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22
Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Zacchaeus, Come Down Quickly!
A man of small stature rises to a great height in order to meet another man of tremendous stature and importance. The first thing said to him is, "Come down quickly." Our Lord is constantly instructing us to come down from the exalted views we have of ourselves and visit the realm of reality, the realm that He represents and securely shepherds along.
So long as we remain in the tree, content to catch a glimpse of the Great Man, we cannot be transformed. Our lives remain much the mess they always have been. Unless we come down quickly to meet the Lord where He is, we will have to remain contented with a remote and distant glimpse.
It is only when we are obedient that we can gain access to the One Thing Necessary. Zacchaeus, though small in stature, was a giant in pride and in sin. So, too, is each of us if we try to do what is necessary on our own. We can't manage it. God alone suffices and more than suffices to meet all of our needs.
- JuandelaCruz |
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Lives of the saints:
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