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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 18, A.D. 2005


Judges 11:29-39
Psalm 40:5, 7-10
Matthew 22:1-14


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Sometimes it is difficult to discern the message that the readings from Holy Scripture are meant to communicate. Often I have erroneously thought it was one thing, but learned after reading a commentary that it was something else. That does not necessarily mean that what I thought was altogether wrong, but that it was not the central message.

In order that we may learn what the Holy Spirit intends, it is important that we always have prayer as a companion whenever we read the Word of God. Let the Spirit be our good and certain guide.

"Sacrifice or oblation you wished not, but ears open to obedience."
(see Psalm 40:7)

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds


Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

The Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, religious
















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