Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 29 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In the gospel for today, we can feel the frustration of St. Peter as he is questioned by Christ.
Three times Jesus asks him, "Do you love me?" The setting had been intimate. Christ had appeared on the seashore after His resurrection and had prepared and shared a meal with the apostles. He then began asking St. Peter about his love. Each time after Peter's response, Christ asked St. Peter to tend His sheep -- meaning us. (see John 21:16) We know from history that St. Peter did so, becoming the first leader of the Church and that he died for the faith.
Probably we will not be asked to die for Christ, but we can ponder how our love of Christ would be measured by how we treat others. Would others recognize us as Christians by the love and care we give those around us, our family, neighbors, friends, co-workers and strangers? Each human contact can be a chance to demonstrate our love for Christ. This law is essential to our faith, to discipleship, the law of love. Christ instructed us, saying, "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you." (see John 15:12)
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, May 29, 2009
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