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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 13, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Kings 11:29-32;12:19

Psalm 81:10-15

Mark 7:31-37

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

A reflection:

Day after day, as the readings enrich our lives with God's providential care of the people of the Covenant, we're amazed at the patience of the Almighty. He's always shifting to "Plan B", and somehow, it turns out to the advantage of His people. "His love is everlasting" plays over and over in our minds. Ten tribes are removed from the tutelage of Solomon and his son, all to the advantage of both Jeroboam and those under his care.

Does it occur to us that God is doing the same thing for us today? He's always adjusting His plans according to our free will decisions, while always maintaining His overall Grand Plan. In the final analysis, God's ultimate goal will be achieved.

Each time we say the 'Our Father', we pray that His will be done--on earth as it is in heaven. At the same time, we should pray that we'll be more and more attuned to that Will in our individual decisions. How pleasing it must be to the Father to reflect on all those trillions of decisions that further His plan, and how patient He is with all who resist His Will, over and over again.

How very important that we praise and bless and glorify the all-powerful, all-merciful God who holds us in being each second of our life.

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


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