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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 22, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaih 65:17-21
Psalm 30:2,4-6,11-13
John 4:43-54


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:


"The man put his trust in the word Jesus spoke to him...." (John 5:50)

In today's Gospel reading we are reminded what faith in Jesus accomplishes and are challenged to reflect on the extent of our trust in the Word of God.

Sometimes it seems that trust in God involves particulars like: I trust God will heal me; He will answer my prayer, etc.. At other times, and hopefully most of the time, our trust does not mean that we can predict exactly what the Lord will do, but instead trust that whatever happens God will provide us with the grace to triumph over all difficult circumstances and situations.

Sharing with God the desires of our hearts pleases Him even if He already knows them. It demonstrates humble child-like trust that is so essential for salvation. So, continue to beseech the Lord at all times and for every good thing, but always end prayerful petitions with the very words of Jesus when He was faced with what seemed like the ultimate tragedy: "Father, not my will, but Your will be done."

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

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

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