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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 18, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 36:23-28
Psalm 51:12-15,18-19
Matthew 22:1-14

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"A King Who Gave a Wedding Feast for His Son. . ."

Life is the wedding feast the King gives for His Son. We are so fortunate, all of us, to be invited. Sometimes we are disinclined to recognize our good fortune.

Some of us feel that we have better things to do than to show up for the feast. We are above the fray and can't be bothered with what God has arrayed before us.

But more often than not, if we are observant, we see many signs, all around us, of His ever-present feast. We meet the Son in all of the guests.

It is part of our joy to spread the news of the wedding feast, to remind the world of the banquet to which everyone has been invited. We are the light of the world. We are the torches that light the way to the banquet.

Remember today the blessings of life and share them with all those around you. Invite everyone to attend the feast that gives us all the greatest of joy. Be sure that everyone invited is wearing a wedding garment--joy and gratitude at so great a king, so good a Father, so magnificent a Brother.

- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)


Thursday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
St. John Eudes, priest

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