Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 6, A.D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 John 4:7-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In this life we are called to love one another, but what is love?
In John's first letter we find the answer, God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only-begotten Son into the world
so that we might have life through him." (1 John 4:8-9)
We see and learn how to love the way God intended us, through the example of Jesus Christ. In today's gospel Jesus freely gives love through time and education. He taught over 5000 men; He took the time to be with them and to help them grow as individuals by teaching them about God our Father.
We too are called to care of those around us by taking the time to say "hello" and share a smile or two! We are not only called to care for people emotionally and spiritually but also physically. They actually go hand in hand.
By helping an elderly person get out of their chair or by helping them lift their bags off the conveyor belt at the airport, you are showing that person that they matter and are important. This is one of the reasons why Jesus feed the 5000 men with five loaves and two fish. He cared for them and wanted to provide for them both spiritually and physically. He also showed us, His disciples, that God's love and grace can take our little actions of love and make them into something greater than we ever imagined.
- Danielle |
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Blessed Andre Bessette
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