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G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 07.07.12
They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them.
Today’s readings invite us to imagine a world where everyone can live life to the fullest.
The gospel speaks of transformation, of moving forward and not blindly following old ways and old rules.
The reading from Amos tells of ruined cities rebuilt, mountains dripping sweet wine and planted gardens yielding fruit.
Is our current standard of living sustainable for our planet?
Do we need to explore new ways of living and make sacrifices for the greater good?
Are we more concerned about appearances over substance?
Can any of us enjoy the fruits of our land of plenty knowing that so many others are forced to scrape by in places of ruin and despair?
What can we do to help transform our world into a place of peace and abundance for all?
Amos 9:11–15. The Lord speaks of peace to his people—Ps 84(85):9, 11–14. Matthew 9:14–17.