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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 12, A.D. 2002

Zechariah 2:14-17
or Revelation 11:19a,12:1-6a,10b
Judith 13:18bcde,19
Luke 1:26-38


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The readings today testify to God's Providence in action--shaping in the womb the giants of leadership whom He will use for this purposes: Sampson and John the Baptist. How carefully He had it all worked out!

But what if Sampson and John the Baptist had been aborted? What would have happened to God's plan?

Would we have strong leaders today if, perhaps, their mothers had not aborted them? What giants of God's Word and Voice and Action, destined for today, have been aborted? Is our nation already suffering for the sins of abortion? How we need to pray--pray more, pray more intensely, pray with greater faith and urgency!

Will there be peace? If we want peace, we must work for justice!

Thank God that Sampson and John the Baptist were not aborted!

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

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

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