Posted by: livingscripture | October 31, 2013

Thirtieth Thursday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“If God is for us, who can be against us?”  (Romans 8: 31)


How should we live this Word? comm. of saints 2

After having provoked us so strongly with this question, Paul gives proof that God Himself guarantees the fact that nothing and no one can be against us.  In fact, ‘He did not spare His own Son, but handed Him over for us all’.  He could not have done more, giving us the totality of what regards loving us.  Thus it is clear and unequivocally evident that God gives everything to us, everything that counts, that is good and has value, together with the gift par excellence of His Son.

We are infinitely rich in the riches that come from God and belong to God and that nothing and no one can ever touch.

Paul identifies the cause and substance of these riches, the Love of Christ.  No one and nothing can ever take us from this Love.  Paul gives examples: “Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?”  The answer is incontestable.  It is precisely against these things that from an earthly vision seem like insurmountable difficulties, we succeed in conquering overwhelmingly.  What is the secret?  Basically, it is simple: “through Him who loved us”.

Today in my time of silent contemplation, I will enter into the quiet depths of my being even with my body through consciousness of my breathing.  I will be totally present to God LOVE, Father, Son, and Spirit who dwell in my heart.  After a time of quiet, I will paraphrase St. Paul’s words, 

Lord Jesus, convince me more and more that no visible or invisible power in the present or in the future can ever separate me from You, my Beloved whom I will encounter face to face! 

The Voice of a Contemporary Contemplative 

If the warp and woof of your life is each day abandoned to God’s provident love, nothing and no one can ever harm you definitively.


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