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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 24, A.D. 2003

Sirach 1:1-10
Psalm 93:1-2,5
Mark 9:14-29

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

How much we delight in today's beautiful words from Sirach as he praises the wisdom that comes from God! How much we trust in the Lord who governs the world, having made it for all mankind to enjoy and to praise Him, the Creator of all the universe. We who have been saved by Baptism, who are eligible for eternal life, must use this knowledge and understanding of God to live out our lives in constant holiness, in prayer and in serving our neighbor.

In today's Gospel we learn that the disciples failed to cast out a devil from a boy. Jesus tests the boy's father for faith and then dispatched the demon saying, "This kind you can drive out only by prayer." Indeed, if we will be people of constant prayer, of faith, living what we believe, devils will depart and avoid entering our lives. Let us boldly proclaim the name of Jesus, that holy name by which we are saved through Baptism and all the healing sacraments of the Church. Let us come to learn that we're called to be humble people of action, trusting always in the Lord in all things.

- Joachim, ocds


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