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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 11, A.D. 2005

Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3
Psalm 98:1-6
Matthew 5:33-37

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

This gospel always strikes me when I hear it. In some ways the message could be viewed by many as a subtle issue, but as Jesus is telling us, one that we must be careful of.

How many times do we tell someone we will do something when we really don’t mean it? Maybe we want to escape a situation or look good to the person or others? How many times do we tell someone “yes” or “no” when we don't mean it. Maybe to be accepted, or so we don’t create conflict, or are caught in an uncomfortable situation.

Jesus is telling us our words are powerful, and that we will be held accountable for how we choose to use them. During the week let’s all be more cautious in how we speak. We must not let the Evil One influence or take advantage of our tongues.

- Steve Shawl

Lives of the saints:

Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary time

St. Barnabas, apostle

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