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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 25, A.D. 2001

2 Corinthians 4:7-15
Psalm 126:1-6
Matthew 20:20-28


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Apostle St. James. We are told he is the brother of St. John, and son of Zebedee and that he witnessed many of Christ's miracles.

Sometimes it's interesting to think about seeing miraculous events - things that astound and amaze. It is seldom however that we consider the concomitant responsibility that such occurrences demands. We begin to recognize the scope of that responsibility when we examine the lives of the Apostles. To those who saw great things, great things were expected.

It is no less than this, that the life of Jesus who performed such miracles, should be revealed in them. Jesus said it so well when he said that, like Him, they who believed must be willing to give their own lives as ransom for the many.

Through the intercession of St. James may we recognize the graces we have received; and like James, let us give ourselves in the service of Christ for the salvation of the world.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds

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St. James, Apostle click on:
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Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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