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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 2, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:2-40


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"He Will Sit as a Refiner and Purifier"

Who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears?

Good questions. And the answer is, By our own virtue, might, and power: NO one! However, through His grace we are made worthy of Him.

God promises us that we will be refined by Him, we will be purified, until our offerings are worthy of Him.

What are our offerings? They are prayers, songs of praise, and people we bring to the Lord with us. Our offerings are love for one another, love for those who despise us. Our offerings are prayers for the unborn and assistance to their mothers. Our offerings are obedience to God and all of His Commandments. Our offerings are, in short, our Gifts from God returned to God. God makes our offerings worthy, for they are Gifts from Him, refined by Him and returned to Him, to make for us a crown which we shall achieve upon entering heaven.

God is worthy of all praise. Our heavenly Father brings us to Him and protects us in His love. He holds us in the palm of His hand, and makes us worthy to worship Him and praise Him.

- JuandelaCruz

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

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