Sunday, March 20, 2011

Seeking the still, small voice of God

Monday, March 21, 2011
The Passing of our Blessed Father Benedict

Proverbs: 2:1-9
Acts 2: 42-44
Matthew 19:23-30

It is often fruitful during lectio divina, or sacred reading, of Scripture to focus in on particular phrases loaded with meaning and to reconfigure them into short little prayers or “holy reminders.” Today’s first reading from the Book of Proverbs is ripe with such juicy morsels:

Receive my words.
Treasure my commands.
Turn your ear.
Incline your heart.
Seek understanding.

Before we speak or act, we need to be still and listen, to incline our hearts to the wisdom of God, who is always present to us. With such wisdom at our common disposal, we are rich beyond measure.

Through the intercession of St. Benedict, let us make known the riches of God’s glory by preferring nothing whatever to Christ, so that he may bring us all together to everlasting life!

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