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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 27, A.D. 2003

Hebrews 9:15,24-28
Psalm 98:1-6
Mark 3:22-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Christ was offered up once to take away the sins of many; He will appear
a second time to bring to salvation those who eagerly await Him.
(see Heb.9:28)

With these words from today's first reading, we find the reason why the Second Coming of Christ is a time that is anticipated with joy and longing for his faithful. With our sins already forgiven by the Blood of Christ what we await is not condemnation, but the fulfillment of His promise to come and personally gather us unto Himself. Reason for joy and longing? Yes, indeed!

Let us pray then that the time that remains will be used not just for the salvation of our own souls, but for the souls of everyone. As God accepted the perfect sacrifice of Christ, so will He accept our sacrifices and prayers for others. To the extent that you have been graced and blessed with the knowledge, the forgiveness, and the love of Christ, be determined to mobilize your gifts for the salvation of the world.

Praised be God forever and forever!

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds


St. Angela Merici, virgin, foundress of the Ursulines

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