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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 14, A.D. 2002

Philemon 7-20
Psalm 146:7-10
Luke 17:20-25


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's Gospel tells us something we know in our hearts, but often prefer to ignore. It is that there is a certain order for heavenly things and that it involves the unavoidable Way of The Cross.

Sometimes we live almost delusional lives acting as if the plenitude of material blessings will never end. Those who do this, live as if the Kingdom of God was the sum total of temporal things. Underneath, however, is the unescapable awareness that all things pass away and only God is eternal.

Let us then not be haunted by worry about what "might be", but surrender now to Jesus by placing all our hope and trust in Him. Let us rely not on our strength, but that of Jesus who, in His flesh, overcame the world. Grafted to Him and His perfect obedience to the will of the Father, may we live in certitude that His grace will be enough for us, will provide all that is required for the journey.

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


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