Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 16.D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Kings 5:1-15ab
Psalm 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4
A reflection on today's Scripture:
They rose up and drove Him out of town. . . . (see Luke 4:29)
We may think that we would never do such a thing as that to Jesus. But what if Jesus were standing right here telling you that your attitude toward the person who just cut you off in traffic is worthy of Hell? What if Jesus went with you to the grocery store and noticed how you treated the clerk and whispered to you, "What's wrong with love?"
Let's face it -- Jesus can be a real nuisance. Every time we want to do something, He's there to tell us why it's wrong. Every time we just want to give that bum three doors down what-for, Jesus is there to remind us why we shouldn't do that. Truth to tell, I'd be at the front of the line running Jesus out of town the first time He got in my way when I was confronting someone who slighted my son or my wife.
No, all of us have the potential to run Jesus out of town. However, we all have the ability to recognize that in ourselves as well, and to repent of it and to invite Him in. We don't have to follow our first inclination. And He is there to help us with this as well.
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Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday of the Third Week in Lent
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