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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 20 A..D. 2010


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 7:2-3, 9bc-10, 11-12
John 7:40-53


A reflection on today's Scripture:





This is truly the Prophet. This is the Christ. (see John 7:40, 41)

How often do we let our ideas about God - interfere with God?

God vanishes behind the curtain of what we think of God. "This is the prophet." "No, this is the Christ." "He comes from Galilee, can that be the Christ?" "He was supposed to have come from Bethlehem." We make so much noise with our thoughts about God we crowd Him out.

Better to know God than to know about God. Better to love God as Father, than to think about God as His abstract qualities. Better to worship God and come to know Him than to spend a thousand years contemplating His divine simplicity. Knowing God is a lot simpler than knowing about God. He makes the paths straight and the way smooth. He gives us, as a complete source of divine knowledge, the Holy Spirit as guide.

So then, we need to trust God as guide and seek to understand what we can, but we must not allow understanding to interfere with love. If our brains get in the way, they must be gently restrained and our hearts allowed to move forward in love. This doesn't mean we don't think about God or think about the Truth He has revealed; rather, it means that when we become confused in the muddle of our understanding God, we must let love, lit by the Holy Spirit, lead the way through the darkness straight into the arms of the Father.



Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent



Lives of the saints:









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