Daily Scripture Reflection

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18 AUGUST, 2017, Friday, 19th Week, Ordinary Time

THE IDEAL VS THE REALITY Whilst the Church needs to uphold the laws for the sake of discipline and the greater good of humanity, yet we must appreciate that many cannot not live up to the requirements of the ideals of the gospel. We need the grace of God to accept His plan for humanity, and the grace to live out this divine calling for all of us. Without His grace, we will not be able to make it because we are sinners, unteachable right from the beginning.

17 AUGUST, 2017, Thursday, 19th Week, Ordinary Time

FORGIVENESS IS A LIFE LONG OBLIGATION To be human is to sin, to fall short of what we are called to be. If that were the case for us, shouldn’t that be so for our fellowmen who need our forgiveness too? We must always forgive them regardless of the number of times they sin. Otherwise, what audacity do we have to ask God for forgiveness of our sins when our sins against God deserve condemnation compared to the sins our fellowmen have committed against us. If we cannot forgive, it is because we forget that we are sinners and forever in need of forgiveness.

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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