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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 31, A.D. 2002

Ephesians 6:10-20
Psalm 144:1-2,9-10
Luke 13:31-35


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's First Reading tells us how we are to defend ourselves from all the cunning deception and assault of the devil. It makes us acknowledge with deepening awareness the presence of evil in the world and its unrelenting plan to destroy the goodness God desires for us.

Paul methodically points out what we are to do to protect ourselves against evil - equipping ourselves like warriors with the armor of God. It is a useful analogy and reminds us that we cannot resist evil without God's help. The words that are most useful (to me), from the song, "I am the Bread of Life," is that God's faithfulness is our shield.

In those terms we begin to understand that we have a defense that is impenetrable: God's faithfulness. This should give us cause for great hope and joy. Evil will not win. The powers of darkness are no match for the power of Light.

Let us then be diligent in our faithfulness to the Faithful One with the sure and certain hope that His victory is ours.

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


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