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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 2, A.D. 2005

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-13
Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6
Matthew 2:1-12

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The Wisdom of Seeking - Observing, Inquiring, Listening, Following, Adoring, Offering, Obeying

The obedience of wise and faithful "kings" reveals how baptized beloveds may behold their beLoved Lord. Re-made through baptism into "His very image and likeness," one is commissioned as priest, prophet and king. These wise kings are holy examples that the best treasures one may bring Him are holy, prayerful, vigilant, seeking, remaining in, and obedience to Him.

These "kingly" behaviors may be viewed in their "observing" the sign of the anticipated One. These vigilant lookers are "available to see," and thus demonstrate how vigilant prayer makes one a constant looker, available to observe and follow His beckoning.

The wise "inquire" from the authorities to find He whom they aspire to adore. One may come to know, love, and serve Him in the authority of the Word incarnate: in the sacraments, scripture, tradition and the interpretation of the magisterium of the Church, which guides us along our way of faith.

Wisdom seeks Truth and finding Him is "overjoyed," compelled to adore the longed for, redeemer. He receives from hopeful souls who seek Him, the gold of one's whole self - mind, heart, soul and body; sweet fragrance of one's prayer rising to adore, listen, know, love and serve the beLoved Lord; the myrrh of vigilant obedience which anoints His sacrificed gift of Self with the consolation of redemption accepted by grateful, repentant souls.

Lord, may we learn the wisdom of seeKing as we offer our gifts of observing, inquiring, listening, following, adoring, offering, and obeying You. Amen

- Mary Williams (www.impactbydesign.biz)

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