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!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mt 28:16-20 Holy Tomorrow

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
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The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.  When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.  Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations..."

I went to the movie theatre this past Saturday and saw the movie "Tomorrowland."   I've been noticing a disturbing trend lately in movies.  They all seem to begin the same way, with a world that is on the verge of being destroyed.  This is the case not only with the movie Tomorrowland, but also with such great movies like X-men, Hunger Games, Divergent, Planet of the Apes, etc.

So how did we get there?  What did we do wrong?

Well, it's not so readily apparent in these movies, but the solution Hollywood screenwriters tend to agree on is obvious:  science and scientists.  Yep, science and scientists will save the day!

Science has become our new god, and scientists (or the gifted and talented) are our new saviors who will singlehandedly save us from utter destruction.   

But I submit to you, that if scientists are our new saviors, then they are also our new devils, for in all of these movies it is scientists (or the gifted and talented) that cause our mess.

So what's the difference between Superheroes and villains?  What's the difference between those gifted and talented students that save the world and those who destroy it?  In other words, what makes someone a good person?  Are they born that way?

Of course not!  It's formation:  intellectual, human, spiritual and apostolic formation.

Gifted and talented.  In today's Gospel passage, we read that the Eleven saw Jesus but they doubted.  But what exactly did they doubt in?  It could not have been in Jesus - He was standing right in front of them.  So what or who did they doubt in?  

They doubted in themselves, especially when Jesus gave them the command to "Go and make disciples of all nations."

The disciples were scared.  They knew they were not gifted or talented.  This scared them.  But what really scared them was the mission entrusted to them.  But this did not scare the Lord.  In fact, He picked these Eleven individuals because they were simple, humble and holy.  Could these be the authentic attributes to all our heroes?

Our world could always use more gifted and talented people.  But what our world really needs are simple, humble and holy people, especially if we want to keep our world happy, healthy and holy. 

Scientists need ethics.  They need morals.  They need boundaries.  They need role models.  They need Christ. 

God is love. 
Love your enemies. 
Forgive seven times seventy-times. 

These are some of the things our world desperately needs to hear, before it completely falls apart and prevents us from having another tomorrow. 

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