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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 9, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 1:2-5,17 24-28
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14
Matthew 17:22-27

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

O, my dear Lord, how many times I have tried to glimpse your face! To see your awesome grandeur if only for a second. But, yet I still look without seeing. Even your great servant Moses was only allowed to see your back.

But then you gave your servant Ezekiel a vision of your magnificence. And the splendor was so great he struggled for words to describe your glory and to share this description with all your servants throughout the ages.

How marvelous your glory must be! A throne of sapphire! A man's body of such brightness it gleamed as the shiniest metal! Like the brightest of fires!

And all around was surrounded with indescribable splendor!

O Lord, to get a glance of that astonishing glory! And yet I still look, not seeing, but with comfort -- hoping...knowing...that one day I will gaze upon your awesome glory for eternity. Alleluia!

- Don Claunch, SFO


Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Carmelite religious, martyr

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