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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 3, A.D. 2003

Sirach 17:19-27
Psalm 32:1-2,5-7
Mark 10:17-22


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"But to the penitent he provides a way back,
he encourages those who are losing hope!"
(Sirach 17:19)

Heavenly Father, how fitting it is that your Church has chosen this Scripture today as we rapidly approach Lent and the celebration of our Savior's crucifixion and wondrous resurrection.

As I prepare for this time of sacrifice, reflection, learning and healing, please find me a worthy penitent! Help me to turn away from all sin, to make my offenses few, to hate intensely what you loathe! Yes, I am nothing but dust and ashes, but count me as one of the living, hear my cries of praise.

How great is your mercy, O Lord, for you have provided me a way back through the blood of your Son. You give me hope and life everlasting.

Alleluia!

- Don Claunch, osf

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

St. Katharine Drexel, virgin, founder


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