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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 15, A.D. 2002

2 John 4-9
Psalm 119:1-2,10-11,17-18
Luke 17:26-37


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Jesus' promise to return at the end of time to establish His Kingdom is a promise that we seldom think about. His teaching was meant for all of us to follow, to journey this earth with a heart penetrated by His love with the hope of everlasting happiness yet to come.

Today's Gospel story recounts a life that was not pleasant for the people who lived in the time of Noah and Lot. The thought of "fire and brimstone raining down from heaven" destroying Sodom is very scary. But not so for those who humbly follow Jesus. To us who believe, the End Times are something to look forward to with great expectation, because of the promise of eternal life with Jesus, in His Kingdom.

We must prepare ourselves by prayer, studying Scripture, obedience to His Word, by receiving the sacraments frequently, and by living a life of faith in Jesus. Let us not allow worldly goods to dull our hearts as the frenzy of Christmas shopping begins. Instead, let us free ourselves from the burden of the material world, opening our hearts to Jesus our loving redeemer.

- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)


For the saint, feast or memorial of this day

St. Albert the Great, bishop, doctor of the Church

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/



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