Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Genesis 13:2,5-18, Psalm 15:2-5, Matthew 7:6, 12-14

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS


I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life. Jn 8:12


Genesis 13:2,5-18, Psalm 15:2-5, Matthew 7:6, 12-14

Genesis 13:2,5-18

Dear Love,

When You bless there is no end to the abundance of Your blessings upon those whom You have called to be Your own. As children of God we are called to live in harmony with one another for Your came to bring peace to the world not as the world gives it but as the wisdom of God grants it to His own.

Like Abram we are called to be generous when we give to one another trusting that whatever portion is left to us will continue to be blessed by God and be fruitful. We in turn must never forget all the favors God has granted to us and must be faithful to Him always, offering Him the love, praise, honor, worship, and adoration that are due to Him alone.

Psalm 15:2-5

Dear Love,

We do not have to wonder about how we are called to live as righteous children of the Father. Your Word is clear and offers many insights on how we are to live in order to be pleasing to God. 

Today the psalmist tells us very clearly how we can live lives of serenity in the midst of chaos. We are called to be just, to avoid sin, to contemplate on truth, to speak ill of no one. We are called to do no harm to anyone, to have nothing to do with those who blatantly live sinful lives from choice. To fear God always with a holy fear of reverence and awe. To give freely for we have received freely. Do all this the psalmist says and you will serenely in the world, being in it and not of it and therefore untouched by it.

Matthew 7:6, 12-14

Dear Love,

There are things that are too sacred and cannot be shared with those who do not know their worth. Those who walk in the dark cannot bear the light of truth, they are blinded by it and are quite capable of tearing to pieces that which they do not understand but feel terror because they cannot refute the truth so they turn with raging hate and seek to destroy that which they cannot make any sense of. 

They live by the law of the world that teaches an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. However, to the children of light You say, "

"Enter through the narrow gate;
for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction,
and those who enter through it are many.
How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.
And those who find it are few."


It is a very sobering thought when we read in Scripture that only those who believe will be saved. While we are all potentially saved, not all of us actually desire to be saved by the one, holy, perfect Sacrifice that made atonement for the sins of all men. My soul's  beloved, keep me and all those I love safe for eternal life.