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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 27, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 7:2-3,9-12
John 7:40-53


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:


In Baptism, God creates us in His image and likeness--a lamb, pure, innocent and trusting. He begets us as His very own, His "be"Loved. He Himself shepherds and cares for us in all.

We are "prey", pursued by the deadliness of sin--our own, or others. Like the Lamb we must persevere in trusting obedience for our Shepherd. Safely we take refuge in Him; "a shield before me is our God."

He Himself frees us from bondage in the first Passover. The Passover meal, like the Last Supper, begins the passing to freedom. He Himself leads us to new Life in the Promised Land, the Kingdom of God. Our Lenten desert is a "womb" time as He re-forms what is dead in sin to "re"semble Him in new Life. He leads us, from the womb of the desert tomb to resurrected Life in Him. He begets us to new Life and feeds us with the holy manna and drink that is of Him. He makes us flesh of His flesh.

Lord, help us accept Your gift of faith that frees us to trust.

Let us see You, as the shield before us.

Let us accept Your New Covenant through the Passover Blood of Jesus. Freed from the bondage of sin we are led to new Life in the Promised Land that is You.

Give us this day our daily Bread that is You in the Eucharist.

And let us do this in remembrance of You for one another. Amen

- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net)

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

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