Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
July 5, A.D. 2005
Psalm 17:1-3, 6-8, 15
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
The Pharisees must have been blind! In todayıs gospel reading, the Lord
casts a demon from a man that had made him mute so that the man could speak
once again, only to be accused of doing it through the power of Satan. How
could they possibly say that good was bad?
The Lord had pity on those who came to him since they seemed like lost
sheep. Their religious leaders had left them and were not giving them the
leadership and direction they needed. In fact, they had abandoned not only
them, but the truths of their faith as well. They had arrived to the place
where good for them had become bad.
We see this today. According to our much of our society, and many
individuals, protecting the lives of the unborn and elderly is now bad.
Obtaining wealth at the expense of all else is now good. Prayer in public
is bad but sexual relations before marriage is now good.
We are blessed to have the Church to help us on our journey continually
teaching us the truths of our faith so that we donıt stray nor become
abandoned. The Body of Christ and His teachings are alive and well and
with us today!
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
Lives of the saints:
Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Anthony Zaccaria
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