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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 30, A.D. 2002

Ephesians 6:1-9
Psalm 145:10-14
Luke 13:22-30


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

All authority comes from God, and should be used in His name and with His gentle restraint. How fortunate I was to have pious and gentle parents who never abused their authority with their children. And how difficult it is for parents today to know how to exercise authority against children of a different culture than ours! We must pray for parents, that they never abandon the struggle to guide their children in right values, and discipline them when they wander. Parents who fail to do this risk being abandoned or mistreated in later life by their own children.

What judgment awaits those parents who have "spoiled" their children! Or pastors who have failed in shepherding the flock entrusted to their care! Or government officials who have neglected to care for the poor, the marginalized, the powerless! Or those who fail to enlighten those who wield authority when they see it abused! Lord Jesus, send your Spirit to strengthen us and make us wise in the uses of any authority given to us over our brothers and sisters.

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


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