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

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 1 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Amos 7:10-17
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Matthew 9:1-8

A reflection on today's Scripture:

If only we could see things as Christ does!

Christ entered His hometown and a paralytic was brought to Him. Christ's first concern was for the condition of the man's soul, and He forgave his sins. This infuriated the people and they questioned His ability to do so. (read Matthew 9:1-8)

Eternity has already begun for each of us. The moment we were conceived in our mother's womb, our eternity began! That we will always be -- is an awesome thought! This gospel helps us keep our focus on what is really important. Our lives are often fast-paced and we can easily allow the concerns of life to overwhelm us. The reality is that each decision and action we make has an impact on our future. Often it takes some tragedy in our personal or family life to readjust those priorities.

One way to help us keep on track with our spiritual goals and priorities is to take time early each day and map out our priorities. A prayer to the Holy Spirit to show us the way through the day is also important. Then at the end of each day a brief re-examination of the day will help us to realize how we are doing.

We will not be perfect, but at least God knows that we are striving to be as perfect as we can be. God knows that we are human and He still finds delight in each of us!

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS | email: jmurphy(at)syracuse(dot)net

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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