Posted by: livingscripture | November 3, 2013

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.”  (Wisdom   11: 24)

            

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We cannot help but being filled with awe at the description of God that today’s passage of the Book of Wisdom offers us.  God knows much better than we do of the fragility of the world and of human beings.  He knows better than we the depths of sin.  He clearly sees our inconsistency.  And yet, in Him there is not even the shadow of contempt, nor does He deem us worthless or discard us.   He knows we are ‘lost’ but He does not want to lose us.  Jesus will tell Zacchaeus that “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost”.  (Luke 19: 10)

God loves us and seeks us even though we do not even trust ourselves.  If we were aware of our weakness, we would reject ourselves.  The Lord’s eyes gaze upon us very differently because He knows that it is His love which gives us life and substance.  He knows that it is His pardon that gives us air and refreshes our heart.

God knows that His patience is our hope and His compassion is our joy.  God cannot but love all He has created and wanted.  Yes, God wanted us and continues to want us.  Each birthday reminds us of this truth.

Today in my time of silent contemplation, I will bask in the love God has for me and thank Him for it.

Lord, You spare all things because they are yours, lover of souls…for Your imperishable spirit is in all things.  Today’s psalm reminds me of the breadth and length and depth of Your love that go way beyond my powers.  Grant in Your mercy, that I may  enjoy even only a taste of this love and look at myself in the same way You look at me.

The Voice of Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Master 

To become the beloved means to let the truth of being loved become incarnate in everything we think, say, and do.

                                                                                      


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