Daily Scripture Reflection

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17 JULY, 2018, Tuesday, 15th Week, Ordinary Time

PRIDE AND FEAR AS THE CAUSE OF OUR DOWNFALL If many do not trust or believe in God, it is because they think they know better than God and that they can resolve all the mysteries of life on their own. Only in humility can we come to know where we stand as human beings in this world, our limitations and our total dependence on the blessings of God.

16 JULY, 2018, Monday, 15th Week, Ordinary Time

THE TRUE SACRIFICE IS NONE OTHER THAN ONESELF Many of us have the wrong notion of offering sacrifices to God. We think that God can be appeased with lambs and animals, etc. We do penance to earn God’s blessings when they are meant to dispose us to receiving His blessings. What God desires is intimacy and union with us. He desires love, not sacrifices. So what is the real sacrifice? We are called to offer ourselves, our very lives, in union with Jesus for the salvation of humanity. In giving ourselves, we find ourselves. What does this sacrifice of oneself involve?

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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