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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 23, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Samuel 24:3-21
Psalm 57:2-4,6,11
Mark 3:13-19

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Why did Jesus always love to pray on mountains? Maybe He felt closer to the Father there. In any case, he prayed long and often for strength, consolation, and direction. Certainly this is the only clue we have as to His choice of The Twelve. What a motley crew! But it was all in God's plan.

Why did Jesus choose us? Make no mistake, He did choose us! We are as surely in His plan as were the Twelve Apostles. By our baptism, we are commissioned -- we have been sent!

At the beginning of this new year, let us meditate today on our dignity as apostles of God's mercy, His love, and His Word. It might be good for those who "journal" each day, to specifically focus on one subject of prayer, one caring act of ministry to some person or persons in need (spiritual, emotional, or material). We will be surprised at how the Spirit will inspire us with ideas!

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore
(smartins at twcny dot rr dot com)


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