Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday of the Third Week

Today’s readings are about sounding and resounding.  Today’s readings are about turning and returning.  We are asked to turn toward the voice of God.  We return home to hear God’s cries.

Throughout each day, I lose my way in series and sorts of frenetic busyness.  I fret and frazzle over details and deadlines and somehow lose the sight and sense of Him.   These readings beckon and welcome me. The readings remind me that God’s love is vibrant, ever present, tangible, and alive.

There is great comfort in today’s readings.  There is also great charge.    

There is a song in today’s readings—that I will know that God is ever present so long as I have the ears to hear His loving cries. 

There is a compass in today’s readings—that I can point right back to God so long as I have the eyes to see and sense His ever loving presence.  

I’m reminded today that the manifestations of God’s love are without measure and are immeasurable.  By loving God and my neighbor, I will always find my way back to God.    

Dear God, may I deepen my discipline in paying attention. When I stray, may I swiftly come home.  May I turn and return to loving You and my neighbor made possible by Your fathomless love.  May I sing the sounds and resounding joy of Your ever present love.  Amen.

Antonia Messuri, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

First Reading: Hosea 14:2-10
Psalm 81:6c-11b, 14, 17
Gospel: Mark 12:28-34

Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

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