Posted by: livingscripture | September 16, 2009

Twenty Fourth Wednesday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

 

September 16, 2009 –   Twenty Fourth Wednesday of Ordinary Time

                                         

From the Word of the Day

 I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart in the company and assembly of the just.  Great are the works of the Lord, exquisite in all their delights.

      (Psalm 111)Jesus and John 

 How should we live this Word

 This Psalm echoes what St. Paul recommends to Timothy in the first reading of today’s liturgy. Undeniably, great is the mystery of devotion, “Who was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed to the Gentiles, believed in throughout the word, taken up in glory”. 

 In the face of this great mystery of devotion, the infinite compassion and mercy of God, ‘who so loved us as to give His only begotten Son’ (John 3, 16), praise and thanksgiving are called for.  This is the most adequate behavior according to Paul, for all those who have encountered Christ and have allowed His presence to dwell in them.  Joy and gladness dance on the face of a Christian, continually at the wedding feast, living at the table of the Spouse, inebriated by His presence.  Sadness, indifference, apathy are exiled from the House of the Spouse! 

 Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will visualize myself at table with Jesus, the Spouse and I will contemplate His face so full of love.

 Lord Jesus, grant that my heart may dance and that my face may radiate the joy I have because of my transforming encounter with You.

 The voice of Kahlil Gibran, Poet

 When you are joyful, look into the depths of your heart and you will discover that precisely what caused you pain yesterday is now the source of your joy.

 

 

 

 


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