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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 11, A.D. 2005

Hebrews 2:5-12
Psalm 8:2,5-9
Mark 1:21-28

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Once again the Church begins to tell the stories of the ministry and mystery of our Incarnate God, Jesus. For us they are stories we've heard many many times, so often that we fail to appreciate the astonishing things that they reveal.

We're the blessed recipients of centuries of a faith tradition that has come to believe in the Divine nature and power of Jesus -- and at the same time, the sorry souls who fail to appreciate the Gospel miracles and take for granted all that Jesus said and did. We expect Jesus to forgive our sins, heal our brokenness, give Himself to us under the appearance of bread and wine -- and yet we forget what great and generous miracles these gifts are!

As we begin this season of Ordinary Time, let us beg the Holy Spirit to give us the fervor of the Gospel witnesses who were astounded, amazed and marveled! This year, this time around, may we hear and read and meditate on Holy Scripture permeated by a new outpouring of the Spirit's gift of wonder and awe.

- Donna Nelson, ocds
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)

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