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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 4, A.D. 2002

Isaiah 25:6-10a
Psalm 23:1-6
Matthew 15:29-37

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"He will destroy Death forever."

Today we have rich images (cf:Is.25:6-10a) of the bounty of the Lord--of the great place that he has prepared for each one of us as we approach Him. A banquet is spread out before us.

He will wipe away every tear; He will destroy death forever. When will this happen? Well, in fact, as we are living through this Advent of waiting, we also know what has happened in history. It is already so. When Jesus came, these prophecies were fulfilled. We are no longer awaiting this moment, we are living in the moment predicted.

Let us seize the opportunity to live the life of that kingdom. Let us make real our joy and praise before the Lord. Let Him wipe away our tears, allow Him to feed us from His rich stores. And then, use the strength and the grace obtained at His feast, and go and feed the lambs that have strayed--go and provide spiritual and physical food to those who do not see Jesus as He is. Make Jesus real for one person who has lost hope. Let one person feel the depth and the power of your prayer. In this way, we share the bounty the Lord has prepared for every person.

- JuandelaCruz, toc (sriddle415@yahoo.com)


St. John Damascene, priest, doctor of the Church

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