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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 27, A.D. 2004


Revelation 22:1-7
Psalm 95:1-7
Luke 21:34-36


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy. . ." (Lk 21:34)

This is an admonition for everyone, both now and throughout all of history.
Oh, how we seem to get hypnotized by those repetitive cycles of life--cycles and events of every sort--which eventually lose any sense of importance to us.

Such a constant drumming of life for us "creatures of habit" results in our losing the overall picture of reality: such as, Who made us and WHY were we made? What is our real purpose in life? How are we handling the moment-to-moment experiences that make up the totality of our lives? Do we view each moment, everything we do, everything that has happened to us, as critical to our final end in life? Will each of our little moment-to-moment decisions result in life forever in happiness with God--something made possible by Jesus' atonement for us on the Cross? Or will we die as ingrates, only to suffer in lonely pain and misery forever--a living death without end, deprived of the Beatific Vision forever?

God created us in His own image and likeness, to be happy with Him for ever and ever. But He also gave us the greatest gift of all: a free will. God gave us this gift so that we could freely choose to honor and worship Him from now until death. The choice is ours--right now--and at every moment while we live. Today's Gospel is an awesome call to personal action!

- Joachim, ocds

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Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time


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