A new meditation everyday! A saint or feast of the day, Bible verse, Mass readings, meditation, and prayer on one page.
May's guest writer is Tanya Ferdinandusz. She lives in Sri Lanka with her husband, Roshan, and their two sons, Daniel and Joshua. Tanya has been writing for Christian publications and taking courses at a local seminary for many years. She leads a weekly Bible study group in her home.
June's guest writer is Bill Dodds. He is the editor of My Daily Visitor. He and his late wife, Monica, were the founders of the Friends of St. John the Caregiver (www.FSJC.org). His recent novels include Pope Bob and The World's Funniest Atheist; and, for children, My Great-grandfather Turns 12 Today.
The Lord’s kindness is everlasting to those who fear him. — Psalm 103 (see 17)
Mass Readings: Sirach 17:1-15/Mark 10:13-16
The realization that we’re human is at once humbling and awe-inspiring. Today’s first reading reminds us that we’re both earthbound and heaven-bound. Created from the dust of the earth and destined to return to dust again, we’re closely bound to the earth. Yet, at the same time, the Creator has endowed us with the dignity of bearing His own image, entrusted us with dominion over all creation, and equipped us with the discernment to choose between good and evil. Although we’re earthly creatures with a limited life span, the Creator has entered into an “everlasting covenant” with us and given us “the law of life.”
So although we’re creatures bound to the earth by humble beginnings and the limitations of creature-hood, our final destiny is heaven. We’re gladly, gratefully, and gloriously heaven-bound!
Prayer: Creator-God, day by day, conform me more closely to the likeness of Your Son.
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