Saturday of the Fourth Week
In life there is so much love and light, but there is also deception and dark corners. I have been led astray. I have been let down. I have plunged into the dark water in which hope does not reside. Yet, every time the Lord has just jumped in after me to pull me to the surface, He has been there the entire time, helping me swim. In the psalm today it says, “O Lord, my God, in You I take refuge.” This is a mighty saying and one I think would be good to have constantly in front of me. Sometimes, others plot plans against us. It is seen all the time on the playground when kids poke fun, in the office when someone plays a little too cutthroat, in college when someone is used for reasons other than their beautiful friendship. The person in the first reading was saved and shown the way by the Lord. As will we, if we remember to take refuge in Him. There will always be deception and hurt in life, but it is our choice where we take refuge. The Lord will always be there with His mighty shield or a warm shelter.
Lord, today help me to remember that You are here to be my refuge and to guide me. Amen.
Lauren Fish, ‘12
First Reading: Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 7:2-3, 9b-12
Gospel: John 7:40-53
Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website