Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 5 A..D. 2010
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Hosea 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22
Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
A reflection on today's Scripture:
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. The Lord is good to all and compassionate toward all His works. (Psalm 145)
Oh, how wonderful the Lord is, everything we see, feel, know, are and can do -- all because of His beautifully complete creation!
Still we can find room to make comparisons to the things of the world, and thus can exclude the Lord from our thoughts.
The prophet Hosea was concerned with "right and justice" as he observed the actions and consequences of Israel's behavior. He longed for Israel to return to the Lord as a faithful lover, a wife to the most perfect Husband: God.
This return is wonderfully expressed in the woman who longed to be cured by just touching Jesus' cloak and by the official who longed for Jesus to touch his daughter so she could live.
To return to the lord humbly and in supplication leads to healing and life.
"I will espouse you to me forever: I will espouse you in right and justice, in love and mercy; I will espouse you in fidelity, and you shall know the Lord!" (Hosea 2:21-22)
The Lord is calling, "Come back to Me, with all your heart."
Do we hear, or do we fear?
~ Deacon James W. Chaufty | email: email@example.com
Monday, July 5, 2010
Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, priest
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