Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 6 A..D. 2010


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



1 Kings 3:4-13
Psalm 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Mark 6:30-34


A reflection on today's Scripture:





Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while. (Mark 6:31)

Silence.

Space.

Peace.

Our lives are lives of service to the gospel. But to achieve that life of service, we need to be anchored in God. We achieve this anchoring through the sacraments and through prayer. The chief of these prayers is contemplation.

Jesus urges us to come away from the crowds for while - to spend some time in a deserted place and to rest. This rest is essential; it gets us the renewal we require to grow in service. You cannot serve and serve and serve and not suffer. More important, those you serve will suffer as you are worn down. Blessed Mother Teresa recognized this when she asked as part of her rule for each of her Missionaries to spend time in silent adoration of the Eucharist.

Spend a little time in a quiet place and use the opportunity to talk for a while with Jesus. And from this quiet talking and adoration, emerge replenished and better able to do the work we are called to do.

Quiet.

Serenity.

In His Presence.

We grow and we become able to enrich the growth of others.

~ JuandelaCruz | email: sriddle415(at)yahoo(dot)com


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Paul Miki, martyr, and his companions, martyrs



Lives of the saints:









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