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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 16, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

James 1:1-11
Psalm 119:67-68,71-72,75-76
Mark 8:11-13


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

I must admit that the letter of James is one of my favorite books. For some reason, I always have found it easy to understand him, to see fully the Gospel as he presented it and to feel he was writing the letter directly to me.

In today's first reading, James is giving us some fairly straight forward advice on living the Christian life. Endure trials, he instructs us, that we may be fully mature and lack nothing. Lacking in wisdom? Just ask God for it in faith, James says, and you'll get it free of charge. But if you doubt you'll get it, you probably won't. Those who are humble should take pride in their greatness, while those who are great should take pride in their lowliness as this is the way of God.

Simple advice, and easy to grasp. Thank God almighty for St. James!

- Don Claunch, sfo

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

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