Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ezekiel 17:22-24, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, Psalm 92:2-3, 13-16, Mark 4:26-34


Ezekiel 17:22-24, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 
Psalm 92:2-3, 13-16, 
Mark 4:26-34

Ezekiel 17:22-24

My Beloved, there is one thing the Lord God finds abhorrent above all others, it is the proud, the haughty the one filled with vainglory - these the Lord is sure to rip out and cast off. No matter how splendid a show they might make for the world, the Lord who sees the heart is not deceived. 

The lowly, the humble, the one who knows that they can do nothing without You; they are the little ones, the meek ones that You will carry in Your bosom, plant in Your shadow, feed with Your Body and Blood, and fill with Your Holy Spirit. They will be fruitful. They will attract souls to You because they are powerful witnesses of what You can do with those who surrender their lives to You without reserve.

2 Corinthians 5:6-10

My Beloved, while we inhabit our mortal bodies we are full of courage because You have overcome the world, the flesh and the devil and You have prepared a place for us with You in heaven.  All who are baptized are Your followers. We believe all that has been revealed to us by the Apostles through faith which is Your gift to us. We have not seen yet we believe and believing we are saved.

We long to be with You but we have a journey to complete, a mission to fulfill, God's plan for  our lives to be accomplished. We are given all we need and more to be faithful to our call to be Your witnesses to the ends of the earth. At the end of this life when You call us home, we will each receive the reward or punishment we deserve.

Psalm 92:2-3, 13-16

My Beloved, those who walk in Your shadow are covered by Your shade. They walk in the way of truth who put all their trust in You. They will flourish, they will grow strong and be fruitful all their days. You will feed them. You will be their shelter and they will thrive in Your Presence. Planted upon You their Rock, they will never fail for they receive life from You.

Mark 4:26-34

My Beloved, looking at the world today on one hand we see the horror being perpetrated by evil men and women who think nothing of savage cruelty against men, women and children, and on the other we see the carnal depravity of a world hell bent on making a mockery of every natural and divine law. One wonders why You are silent. Yet the work of God goes on silently, patiently, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. When the time is right You will send Your angels to reap and bring in the harvest. You are a tender loving God slow to anger and rich in mercy You are a God who saves.

Teach us to be humble, little, small for the greatest work is accomplished in those who forgetful of self. They allow You to have total control of their lives as they surrender it to You without reserve.

Jesus meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Yours. Amen.

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