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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 14, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Exodus 3:1-8,13-15
Psalm 103:1-4,6-8,11
1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12
Luke 13:1-96


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:


God, who has no beginning and no end, certainly knows all of temporal history - past, present, future, and even the possibilities that will never take place!

So listen up as St. Luke's Gospel give us a news-bite for the day: about some Galilean "sinners" who came to a calamitous end, perhaps serving as an example to others who have been graciously given more time to get their 'act' together. Reaching back to ancient Psalm 103 we're reminded:

Merciful and gracious is the Lord,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness.

Indeed, this is so, as we hear a parable today from Jesus about the farmer who had a barren fig tree, but gave it another chance to bear fruit. Yes, God is that fig farmer patiently tilling the potential of our souls. Let us renew our efforts to cooperate with God's grace and resist the attraction of the world, the flesh and the devil. For now is the time of our salvation!

- Joachim, ocds

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

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