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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 3, A.D. 2003

1 John 2:29--3:6
Psalm 98:1,3-6
John 1:29-34

A reflection on today's Sacred Scripture:

Twice in today's gospel we hear St. John the Baptist say that when he
saw Jesus, he didn't recognize who He was. On hearing this I am sadly
reminded how often I fail to recognize Jesus -- in my brother and the
circumstances of my life. When John finally came to know Jesus, it was
through the gratuitous action of the Holy Spirit and after a life of
prayerful attentiveness, self discipline and humility.

Perhaps the only way we too shall come to know Jesus, depends upon the
mysterious action of the Holy Spirit and our perseverance in attitudes
and behaviors of prayerfulness, mortification and submission to the will
of God.

As a new year begins let us be more determined to find and know this
Jesus of whom the Holy Scripture writes. Let us seek Him, look for Him,
long for Him, and then once having Him revealed to us, may we like John,
point Him out to others. "See, there is the Lamb of God!"

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

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