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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 3, A.D. 2002

Job 19:21-27
Psalm 27:7-9,13-14
Luke 10:1-12

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

One of my favorite pieces of sacred music is Handel's Messiah. Perhaps it is the memory of singing it as a highschooler together with four large local high school's choirs and their combined orchestras. It was a huge musical experience for a young person. As I have aged, it is not just the music of that composition that moves me, but even more so, the beautiful words.

Today's First Reading from Job contains some of the most wonderful of all words in that piece, and perhaps in all of Holy Scripture, namely: "I know that my Redeemer lives. On the last day, I shall see God, in my own flesh, I shall see God."

To me they are the sum and substance of our faith -- knowing that we have a Redeemer and that He lives! Because of that extraordinary and astounding fact, we have cause for hope, even when everything portends hopelessness.

Let us then be filled with joy, with peace, with love.

Our Redeemer lives!

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

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