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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 8, A.D. 2005

1 John 5:14-21
Psalm 149:1-6,9
John 3:22-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

All during this week, we have been meditating on various aspects of "light", and how Jesus is the true Light that banishes darkness. Much as we would like always to have banished darkness from our lives, various forms of wrongdoing persist. As long as this wrongdoing is not a fundamental rejection of our faith, and therefore "unto death", Jesus will forgive us over and over again. He is our true and only Mediator with the Father.

Lord Jesus, may less and less darkness penetrate my life. If and when any sin blocks out your loving gaze, send a strong beam of light to my soul and inspire me with instant contrition. Let the shadows flee, leaving only the glow of your healing rays to warm and console me for straying from the Light.

Looking at my sinful self, Lord, I am sad! Looking at your radiant Face, I am glad!

- Msgr. Paul E. Whitmore
(smartins at twcny dot rr dot com)

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