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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 10, A.D. 2001

Genesis 32:23-33
Psalm 17:1-3,6-8,15
Matthew 9:32-38

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Jacob's life was one large struggle. First, with the help of his mother, he stole Esau's birthright, claimed his father's special blessing, which, incidentally, was a very profitable move. Some of his later business deals were shady, to say the least. Why, then, did God himself wrestle with Jacob? Why didn't he just "clip his wings", and humble his high-handed ways? Instead, he wrestles with him, contenting Himself with a good swift blow to the hip.

Since Jacob had to carry that with him the rest of his days, it was a cause of greater care in not offending his God. How loving is our God! He forgives our sin, encourages us to courageously struggle with both interior and exterior obstacles. Above all, he wants some sign of spirit and perseverance in us. Our God is incredible! Let us praise Him!

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore (paulwhit@northnet.org)


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