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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 23, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Psalm 90:3-6,12-14,17
Luke 9:7-9

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Who then is this about whom I hear such things?"

In the present world, it would be very easy to repeat Herod's words. There are a million different things said about Jesus. Which of them might be true? Some say He is prophet, the greatest of the prophets. Some say that He is a good man and a great teacher, but not really God. Some say He never existed. Some say that even if He did exist, He wasn't what everyone thought.

For clarification, we go elsewhere in the Gospels--to a point where the Apostles are seeking clarification. And Jesus says to Peter, "Who do you say that I am?"

Who do you say that Jesus is? And when do you say it? Are your words accurate and true? And how do you say them?

For most Catholics, we 'say it' by prayer and regular Mass attendance. We say clearly that Jesus is the Son of God and God Himself. We can answer Herod's question with a certainty that Herod himself could never have had.

Our lives are a living answer to Herod's question. Those who look at us should see the answer as clear as mid-winter dawn. Jesus Christ is Lord God, Savior, Brother, Teacher, Friend, Counselor, Food and Drink, Life, and Incarnate Love. If we look in the mirror and do not see that answer, let us take time today to pray that we may become for others the lamp on the lampstand, radiating the truth of who Jesus is.

- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)


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