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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 22, A.D. 2002

Isaiah 55:6-9
Psalm 145:2-3,8-9,17-18
Philippians 1:20-24,27
Matthew 20:1-16

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Be all that you can be!" "Going for the Gold!"

These and many other catch-phrases that motivate us to self-improvement for worldly gain, have been drummed into our subconsciousness by the ever-present media. In the same way, it would be nice if we could be more familiar with the lyrics of our own liturgical and religious music, so that when we hear or read holy Scripture, we might remember religious music we have heard. Likewise, it would be instructive when we hear or sing religious music, that we remember these lyrics are based on Scripture written by prophets and teachers inspired by the Holy Spirit. Take for example, today's opening line of Scripture: "Seek the Lord while He may be found!" This is also the opening line of a beautiful contemporary hymn that we sometimes hear sung at Mass.

Let us reflect upon this phrase and ask ourselves what the Lord is directing us to do. Let us examine our compliance with the Lord's wishes. The Church encourages us through the scheduled series of Sunday readings throughout the year to learn of His ways and how we might become more loving and perfect in His sight.

Today, let us not put off learning about what the Lord desires of us. Tomorrow may be too late. So hey, Go for the Gold -- God's eternal Treasure -- today!

- Joachim, ocds

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