Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 9 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12
Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Zeal for your house will consume me. (John 2:17)
Wouldn't it be wonderful if zeal for God's house would consume us all? Wouldn't it be wonderful if our first thought upon rising in the morning was, "Zeal for your house will consume me"? What does zeal for God's house look like?
"Whatsoever you do to one of these my little ones, that you do unto me," Jesus reminds us as He shows us the example of little children. "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven made." Childlike, then, accepting, loving, and seeking always what is good, not just for my own little part of the world, but for everyone around me.
Zeal for God's house would take the natural form of loving each person as a separate and unique and loveable image of God. It does not consist in long lectures about right and wrong, or in diatribes about who is right and wrong. Instead it lives in leading by good example. You do what you expect others to do and you don't make a point of the failings of others, but instead, of how you love them. How you love others shows the world what God's house looks like. The extent to which we live that love shows the extent of our zeal.
May zeal for God's house consume us all and show us the way to love each person to an eternity of happiness with God and the whole human family who clings to Him.
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Monday, November 9, 2009
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