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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 15, A.D. 2003

Hebrews 2:14-18
Psalm 105:1-4,6-9
Mark 1:29-39


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Since the children share in blood and Flesh,
Jesus likewise shared in them,
that through death He might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the Devil.
(Hebrews 2:14)

Jesus became flesh, for only in that way could flesh become perfected. He came to undo the power that Satan had usurped here on Earth.

What does that mean in practical terms? First, it means that evil exists. This seems obvious, looking around, but there are many who deny that it exists. Second, there is one who instigates much evil. Once again, "wise men" deny the existence of Satan, but his activity cannot be doubted. Third, Satan's power, such as it is, is undone. Jesus has died and risen, and in so doing, He brought to us our Eternal Home and reminds us always to seek that which is above.

Our slavery to sin is undone through Him. However, there is something we must do to claim it. We must walk with Him, talk with Him, listen to Him, and make all of actions and activity center on Him. If He is to be our Lord, then we must give Him free reign, we must allow Him to exercise His authority. When we allow His kingship to take root in us, then we make the way for His kingdom to have sway in this world.

JuandelaCruz, T.O.Carm (sriddle415@yahoo.com)

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