Meditation is an ideal way to pray. Using God's word (Lectio Divina) allows me to hear, listen and reflect on what the Lord wants to say to me - to one of his disciples - just like He did two thousand years ago.
The best time to reflect is at the beginning of the day and for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
Prior to going to sleep, read the Mass readings for the next day and then, in the morning, reflect on the Meditation offered on this website.
I hope these daily meditations allow you to know, love and imitate the Lord in a more meaningful way.
God bless you!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lk 17:20-25 How Wise Of Him

Thursday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
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Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus said in reply, "The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, 'Look, here it is,' or 'There it is.'  For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you."

What is wisdom?  According to the Book of Wisdom, "Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, Manifold, subtle, agile, clear, unstained, certain, not baneful, loving the good, keen, unhampered, beneficent, kindly, Firm, secure, tranquil, all-powerful, all-seeking, And pervading all spirits, though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle" (Wis. 7:22b-8:1)

God is Wisdom.  And she comes to us just as lightning lights up the sky:  In a flash.  Now you see her.  Now you don't. 

And Wisdom became flesh.  Yes, the Lord is that flash of brilliance.  And like lightening, He stretches his arms across humanity, enlightening the hearts and minds of all people, for all time.  His brilliance embraces the width and depth of humanity.  Now we can see the light and seek what is truly good, right and holy.

The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected.  Who can understand the wisdom of God?  Is suffering a curse?  Apparently not.  Is it a sign of misfortune?  Not always.  Then what is it?  It may very well be a call to a greater union with God. 

Suffering for God's sake (actually, for man's sake) is honorable, beautiful and yes, holy.  And we know this to be true because we honor those who suffered and died for us.  We just never imagined that it would be someone like the Son of God. 

How wise of Him.

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