Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK:“Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear.” (Isaiah 50: 4)

The faithful servant of the Lord is also a wise servant, ready to learn, listening to the Lord’s Word each morning, opening his ear.  The servant does not turn back and does not resist.

It is not easy to be this kind of a disciple.  This unconditional obedience may bring with it the suffering of being misunderstood, of solitude, opposition, persecution.  Only a firm trust in that the Lord helps us always and everywhere, allows the disciple to overcome insecurity, and the temptation to abandon the right way or even to betrayal.

Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will ask the Lord to help me be a true and faithful servant, ready to do His will, secure in the knowledge that He will never abandon me. 
..."Lord, answer me, because of Your great love.  Turn to me in Your great tenderness."

- Living Scriture