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!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lk 8:4-15 Holy Randomness!

Saturday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
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When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.  "A sower went out to sow his seed.  And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up.  Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture.  Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it.  And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold...Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear."

The seed is the word of God.  Since the dawn of man, God has thrown His Word out there to all sorts of people, even when His Word became flesh. 

Jesus interacted with all kinds of people: the rich and the poor, the important and the unimportant, the influential and the insignificant, the powerful and the vulnerable, the strong and the weak, the healthy and the unhealthy, the religious and non-religious, the Jews and the pagans, the believers and unbelievers, the intelligent and the ignorant, the sinful and the saintly, the good and the bad.

In some of His interactions, the Lord spoke; while in others, He remained silent.  But in all instances, He left His mark, His footprint, His forgiveness, His compassion, His mercy - His seed! - where you would least expect it.  And for the most part...they grew.

People changed, and changed for good.

The beauty of Christianity lies in its challenging creed, specifically in the "forgiveness of sins."   

This is gigantic!  It is earthshattering.  It is so novel, dangerous and exploratory!  Talk about boldly going where very few have gone before.   

To the untrained and unstrained eye, this business of "salvation" and the "throwing of seeds" may seem all so random.  But to God it is not. 

It is all holy randomness.

1 comment:

  1. Or in other words, Father, "holy randomness" is not "wholly random." :)


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