I read scripture each day. The readings today for Sunday Mass are all about Scripture. Ezra reads scripture to the people. Jesus reads Scripture, from Isaiah about himself, and tells all in the synagogue that “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” The Word of God is so awesome!
Let me tell you about my Saturday. Up early, my music group SIGN, Singing In God’s Name, played a Memorial Mass for a dear friend who left us way too early. After Mass, I decided to spend a holy hour in the chapel with Jesus. I left for lunch and came back to the chapel for another holy hour before rehearsal for the Vigil Mass which we played. I read a lot of scripture and I heard a lot of scripture today. And before Mass, I went to confession.
I shared my day because on the surface, I might look like a pretty holy guy. I try. But what I heard today in all my prayers, reading, listening and playing music is that God is truly speaking to me. I glaze over scripture a lot. I must devour it and live it. I think we in the church as a whole desire to follow God. His Word should be everything to us. Our priest tonight asked us what the readings were about last Sunday and how we lived them out this week.
I don’t remember.
Mike Burke; Sunday, January 24, 2016