Daily Scripture Reflection

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20 AUGUST, 2019, Tuesday, 20th Week, Ordinary Time

DON’T CURSE THE DARKNESS, LIGHT THE CANDLE In the world today and in our lives, there is so much division, misunderstanding, injustices and sufferings. Where is God in all these sufferings? How can we continue to believe in the power and love of God when we are suffering injustices and pain? The truth is that God is always with us, even in our trials. But God wants us to cooperate with His grace and power. Just lamenting and bemoaning is not what the Lord wants us to do. We expect God to do all things for us without our cooperation with His grace. But God wants us to move out and be a champion for Him. What is the reason for our hesitancy?

19 AUGUST, 2019, Monday, 20th Week, Ordinary Time

SEEKING TRUE FREEDOM AND JOY IN LIFE God created us with the gift of freedom. That is why intrinsic to man’s happiness and joy is freedom. What is preventing us from being truly free? True freedom is not simply the freedom to do what we like, but what we do must be life-giving both to ourselves and to others. When we act and live in such a way that is detrimental to our well-being or that of our fellowmen, it is not a real exercise of freedom but a form of slavery instead. Freedom must be used for love and service. For in loving and serving others freely, we find great joy and peace.

Best Practices for Using the Daily Scripture Reflections
  • Encounter God through the spirit of prayer and the scripture by reflecting and praying the Word of God daily. The purpose is to bring you to prayer, and to a deeper union with the Lord on the level of the heart.
  • Daily reflections when archived will lead many to accumulate all the reflections of the week and pray in one sitting. This will compromise your capacity to enter deeply into the Word of God, as the tendency is to read for knowledge rather than a prayerful reading of the Word for the purpose of developing a personal and affective relationship with the Lord.
  • It is more important to pray deeply, not read widely. The current reflections of the day would be more than sufficient for anyone who wants to pray deeply and be led into an intimacy with the Lord.

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