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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 7, A.D. 2001

Genesis 27:1-5,15-29
Psalm 135:1-6
Matthew 9:14-17


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's Gospel, Jesus talks about two things that may at first not have anything in common, but the deeper you look the more you discover. First fasting, second wine.

Fasting from things such as food, actions and language can all help to discipline our body to allow the spirit within us to grow. Fasting will start to alter our actions, thus we become transformed gradually.

Secondly, trying to grow spiritually with our same old actions, language and faulty habits we will not be changed. Instead, putting on Christ and following him, we must die to ourselves to be alive with him. Just as a tree has to be cut and fall to the forest floor before a master craftsmen can create a fine instrument out of it, so we too must stand before God with humility so that he can form us -- as new wine in new wineskins. Accordingly, His love will grow and expand in our hearts, our lives.

Thomas Michael Kalamas (tkalamas@northnet.org)
HomePage http://www.northnet.org/cybercatholic/




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