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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 15, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Kings 21:17-29
Psalm 51:3-6,11,16
Matthew 5:43-48

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

So often these days we hear people commenting in negative ways about conditions in the world. With our 'human' eyes we see indecency in dress, foulness of language, lack of general respect, problems in families and the list goes on and on. The challenges of the age seem endless if we are to take our responsibilities of building up the kingdom of God in a serious manner. How much can we do? We look for easy answers.

The Gospel for today says it all with the timeless reminder to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

Each time period in history has its respective challenges and this same solution has always been there and will always be effective in God's time. Even Christ on His deathbed of the Cross prayed for His enemies. Let us remember to follow that example and to continue our roles as we continue the mission of Christ, the same mission He was given by His Father.

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)


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