Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
June 1 A..D. 2010
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Peter 3:12-15a, 17-18
Psalm 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14 and 16
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In the First Reading we are told that on the day of the coming of the Lord, "the heavens will be dissolved in flames and the elements melted by fire."
(see 2 Peter 3:12)
For someone like me who gets a bit nervous when thunderstorms have cloud-to-ground lightening, the prospects of the day of the Lord are beyond comprehension. Will I be scared, ecstatic or some combination thereof?
The First Reading also says that what we await with this Second Coming are a new heaven and a new earth where the righteousness of God dwells. This too is beyond comprehension!
Imagine a world where everything operates according to God's will and where sin no longer has any power. This is the vision we are encouraged to keep before our eyes; this is the prize for faithfulness.
Don't forget; otherwise the coming of the Lord might well be just an experience of terror and not of unending joy.
"Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before Him. . . ."
(2 Peter 3:14)
~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Easter
St. Justin, martyr
Lives of the saints:
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