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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 2, A.D. 2005

Deuteronomy 4:1,5-9
Psalm 147:12-13,15-16,19-20
Matthew 5:17-19

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's Gospel Jesus tells us that He comes to fulfill the Law and Commandments laid down by the prophets of previous generations, not to abolish what is already there.

I think this is an interesting message for us to contemplate as Catholic Christians. On the one hand Jesus comes to fulfill the Scripture already set in His people's history. On the other hand Jesus does a very new thing by radically changing people's minds and hearts in the fulfillment of His promise.

During Lent we have the option to go through our yearly observance of Lent as we have anticipated, based on years gone by -- or we have the option of 'doing a new thing' -- of opening our minds and hearts to a new experience of Jesus so that we can become transformed and touch others in the process of our 2005 Lenten observance.

Today, let us ask Jesus to build us anew, that we may shed our unwanted or unrequired attachments, so that we can experience new freedom in Christ.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

- Cliodhna Doyle
(cliadoyle at hotmail dot com)

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