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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 4, A.D. 2001

Leviticus 25:1,8-17
Psalm 67:2-3,5,7-8
Matthew 14:1-12


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's psalm we are reminded of the mighty and gracious blessings God has bestowed upon the earth and us. Each one of us who awakens today has received many blessings, life itself being most precious. Then there are many others, that aid our journey toward our heavenly home.

Have you ever looked back on some trial that you may have had in life and wonder how you ever made it through? When things are getting better it is all too easy to forget who carried us through the difficult times. We must always thank and praise God in times of need and also in times of plenty.

In today's Gospel, John the Baptist lost his physical life for the sake of the message of repentance. Even though he died this did not end Herod's struggle with good vs evil. The true message of the Gospel goes beyond the mere words. It reaches the very core of our being. We hope and pray that we too can proclaim Jesus' message with love and charity in this ever changing and beautiful world God has given us to enjoy. Whether we lose our friends or earthly our life, God will be glorified. And we too will stand with The Baptist, giving the Most High, all our praise and adoration. Amen!

Thank you Jesus for loving us!

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

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