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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 25, A.D. 2002

Proverbs 30:5-9
Psalm 119:29,72,89,101,104,163
Luke 9:1-6

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The Scripture writer today prays for neither riches nor poverty, and prays that he will be faithful to truth. He warns against departing from the truth. How difficult it is to be totally truthful. There are times in everyone's life when we feel we must dissemble in order not to hurt people's feelings, or perhaps from lack of courage on our part to face criticism or rebuke. Knowing when to tell the whole truth and when to refrain is a complicated call. We can only pray for a prudent decision.

But there is a broader meaning to "living in truth". We are meant to be witnesses to the truth--God's truth. Since God is loving, we must witness to that truth by being loving ourselves. Since God is merciful, we witness to that truth by being merciful. Since God's Son suffered patiently and meekly, so we witness to truth when we suffer as He did. God is total joy, and so to live joyfully through life, radiating joy to others, is to witness to the God who draws us always to the total joy of heaven.

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore (smartins@twcny.rr.com)

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