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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 20, A.D. 2005

Genesis 12:1-9
Psalm 33:12-13,18-20,22
Matthew 7:1-5

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In Today's First Reading we hear Godıs call to Abraham. Scripture tells us that Abraham was seventy-five years old when it occurred.-- not a young man! We can also learn that Abraham left his own land (in southern Turkey) and journeyed hundreds of miles by stages to the Negev, a place of howling desert in southern Israel. If we read carefully, we begin to see that what God asked was not something simple or easy, yet Abraham responded obediently and did as the Lord commanded.

This story helps each of us to understand that the Lord's call goes out regardless of age or circumstance, and that even when it seems difficult He provides the initial grace to say, "Yes" and the sustaining grace to persevere.

The Responsorial Psalm echoes the fact that Godıs way is not always easy, but those who hope in the Lord will not be abandoned nor disappointed. We pray to remember the faithfulness of the Lord and to "stay the course" of our own call, with generosity and love.

"May your kindness, O Lord,
be upon us who have put our hope in you." Psalm 33:22

- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)

Lives of the saints:

Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

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