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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 26, A.D. 2002

Ephesians 4:7-16
Psalm 122:1-5
Luke 13:1-9

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

It is easy to ask "where is God?" when we look around us and see so much turmoil and discord in the world. The Scripture readings of today are a good reminder that God, in fact, does provide the gifts and talents needed for us to have a world of harmony. There are those who teach, cook, heal, entertain and others to provide all that we as humans need.

Perhaps the question is not "where is God?", but rather "what are we as a world community doing with the gifts and talents God has granted to build His Kingdom?" Have we used them for that purpose, or rather for our own power and glory. Sometimes people are tempted to forget the Source of our talents when everything is going great.

The Gospel parable of the fig tree reminds us that one day God will ask for an accounting of the gifts and talents we have been granted. The Feast of All Souls, soon upon us, brings this to mind. Let us praise God and humbly be enriched by the talents of others!

O God,
Please help me to be a good and faithful steward.

- Joan of Jesus, ocds (jmurphy@utica.edu)

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