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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 28, A.D. 2005


Sirach 51:12-20
Psalm 19:8-11
Mark 11:27-33


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Our reading today from the Book of Sirach, comes at the end of the writer's life. He has pursued Wisdom all his life, and declares that he will continue to pursue it while he has breath in his body. To pursue Wisdom is to seek God. There is no greater goal in life, for Wisdom continually instructs us in the meaning of life and the meaning of God's Word, adjusts our priorities, and clarifies our directions. To seek Wisdom is to know peace of soul, growth in friendship with God, and confidence in dealing with every sort of human relationship.

Wisdom leads us to true obedience to the Church and to our own particular role in the Church, whether it be that of baptized Christian, teacher, visitor for the sick, or leader in worship. Maybe your main work is to pray. Wisdom gives heart and vitality to all these roles--and much joy besides.

In the Gospel, Jesus has little patience with those who, lacking in wisdom, try to tell God what Church and life is all about, and practice their religion without understanding or love. May we never fall into that trap, but seek knowledge and practice virtue with dignity and humility.

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

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