Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 25 A..D. 2010
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Peter 1:10-16
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In the First Reading we are told to set our hopes completely on the grace to be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (see 1 Peter 1:13)
It is an important message and helps us to understand the value of every moment in light of eternity. It helps us to let go of guilt for sacramentally confessed and forgiven sins, and energizes us to use this one and only life as a means to heaven.
It is done, usually, not by grand and wondrous deeds, but by the simple, repetitive, habitual exercise of faith, hope and love. Faith to believe in things we cannot see or fully grasp, sacrificial love in imitation of Christ, and sometimes more difficult, in hope.
Hope is not difficult because we fail to believe that God is faithful to His promise, but because we fail to rely on the surety of His faithfulness for our joy. Without joy we tire and lose the spark that ignites all our activities into a blazing sacrifice that is pleasing to the Lord. So then -- be joyful!
The Lord has made known His salvation. (see Psalm 98:2a)
~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday of the Eighth Week of Easter
St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor of the Church
St. Gregory VII, pope
St. Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi, virgin
Lives of the saints:
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