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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 13, A.D. 2002

Isaiah 48:17-19
Psalm 1:1-4,6
Matthew 11:16-19


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Without a doubt Jesus said many many profound things. Today's Gospel has one short little sentence that is one of my favorites. I must admit it is only as I grow older that I find the words so meaningful and often have them in my heart, if not on my lips. Perhaps it is because the essence of today's message involves waiting, being patient, putting some time between thoughts and events in order to arrive at some understanding of them - i.e.: getting older.

Jesus said, "Time will tell where wisdom lies." (Matt.11:19) He meant, I think, that we must wait for God's plan to unfold and not to be so impetuous and bold, as if we always know and understood the mind and heart of God. It takes some degree of patience and a big measure of humility to let God be God, and wait on Him and His evolving plan for our individual and collective salvation.

In this season of Light let us reflect again on how God's patience and plan is embodied in the person of Christ; how He foretold and prepared a people receptive to the Word becoming Flesh and how, to this very moment in time, He reveals in small and sometimes seemingly imperceptible ways His presence, His power, His patience, His Love.

Dearest Lord,
may I wait patiently,
expectedly,
faithfully,
for the fullness of Your perfect Wisdom:
the coming of Your Son in glory.

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

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

St. Lucy, virgin, martyr

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