Reflection for October 7, 2012
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Genesis 2:18-24
Second Reading: Hebrews 2:9-11
Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
In Genesis we realize God’s great gift of the creation of the earth and all things–the animals, plants and the greatest gift of all the first man and woman, who were given dominion over God’s creation. We are grateful for all creation which reveals the beauty, power and especially the love of God and the sacredness of marriage.
God’s love is amazingly revealed once again in Jesus. Our God, existing before all ages, becomes one of us to give us new life through his own suffering and death. Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers and sisters as he is one of us.
Dear loving God, help me to be a reflection of your love to those I am with today. Be with me and enable me to recognize your presence in each person I meet and in all of your creation with openness, humility and receptivity. Help me to be grateful for all your love and care for every person and to give witness to that care and love in my daily life. Amen.
Rose O’Brien, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg