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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 13, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Corinthians 11:17-26
Psalm 40:7-10,17
Luke 7:1-10

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

As Christians, we are called to become as Christ-like as humanly possible.

Many of us attempt this by following not only the teachings and examples of our Lord, but also those of one or more favorite saints.

In addition to following the examples of saints, I propose that we all adopt the centurion from today's Gospel as an example. Look at the similarities between today's Christian and the Centurion: both are Gentile, both can control wealth and power, both ask others to intercede with Jesus on our behalf, both have faith in the Lord without ever having physically seen Him and both know of the divine power of Christ. Like the centurion, we say daily "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word..."

Indeed, the centurion is an example for us all.

Jesus was amazed at the Centurion's faith. May he look upon us today and repeat His words: "I tell you I have never found so much faith..."

- Don Claunch, SFO


Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
St. John Chrysostom, bishop, doctor of the Church

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