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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 31, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

2 Samuel 12:1-7,10-17
Psalm 51:12-17
Mark 4:35-41

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's responsorial psalm is the beautiful Psalm 51. It contains the moving petition of a sinner, begging the Lord for mercy.

In return for forgiveness the soul promises the Lord that:

"I will teach transgressors Your ways
and sinners shall return to You.

...my tongue will revel in Your justice.

...and mouth shall proclaim Your praise."

Surely we are all sinners and have experienced the saving forgiveness of the Lord. What then, have we promised and given in return?

Let our promise be like the psalm writer. By example, may we teach others the saving love of Jesus. May we rejoice that God's ways are just and finally, may we never cease to praise Him for His loving mercy.

"Create a clean heart in me, O God"
(Psalm 51:12)

- Donna Nelson, ocds
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)


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St. John Bosco, priest

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