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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 26, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 13:1-11
Deuteronomy 32:18-21
Matthew 13:31-35


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's Gospel we hear of Jesus the Prophet. He uses the parable of the mustard seed and the yeast to show how just a very small beginning results in a huge finish.

Nothing could be further from the truth! It all started with Jesus, God Himself--but in our lowly form. Then there were the Twelve, then a few hundred. Three years later there were several thousand converted. The Apostle Paul spread the Good News outside Palestine and a hundreds more were saved. Peter took the Gospel to Rome while the other Apostles took it to the far corners of the known world. Centuries later missionaries brought the Word to the new world - the Americas - and it continues to this day.

One man started it. (Granted, He was God!) And the Holy Spirit continued it. Now there are over one and a half billion who gladly proclaim they are Christian, saved by His blood and recipients of the gift of eternity.

- Don Claunch, SFO

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

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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