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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 20, A.D. 2002

1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Psalm 17:1,6-7,8,15
Luke 8:1-3


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's Gospel we hear that Jesus went about preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God. Luke, the evangelist, makes the point that He was accompanied not only by the Apostles, but also by women, some of whom had been cured of evil spirits and other afflictions. Luke also mentions that there were many others who assisted (in the missionary activity) "out of their means."

In this short Gospel reading we see the pattern Jesus envisioned for the preaching of the Kingdom. It is to be preached with Him and in concert with the teaching authority commissioned by Him to the Apostles. It does not exclude anyone, even women, nor those who were great sinners. And finally, it would require the assistance of many to give generously of their means.

With these points in mind let us pray that God will continue to send missionaries into this world still darkened by sin and error, missionaries conformed to the Heart of Christ and His beloved Church and Her teachings.

Finally, let us remember that although all of us may not have the means and gifts to actually verbalize the Gospel message in an accurate and convincing manner, all of us have access to prayer for the salvation not only of our own soul, but for the salvation of the world.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds (drn3rd@hotmail.com)


For the saint, feast or memorial of this day

St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, martyr,
St. Paul Chong, catechist, martyr and companions, martyrs

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/



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