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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 28, A.D. 2005

Nehemiah 2:1-8
Psalm 137:1-6
Luke 9:57-62

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The Gospel for today might sound pretty harsh. Is Christ really saying not to bury the dead, and not to say goodbye when He calls us to follow Him? Perhaps the word that might catch our attention is the word "BUT." How often do we have good intentions of following the will of God "BUT" some other interest takes us away. We might miss the 'grace of the moment" as they call it. Perhaps it was at that moment that someone needed your love or a helpful task done. When it is not done, then the opportunity to connect is gone -- the moment slips by.

It takes prayer, observation skills, patience and perseverance to keep tuned into the will of God. Often our own agenda seems more significant but is it? What really matters when we consider eternity? The choice then becomes obvious.

"Thy will be done, O Lord" (The Our Father)

Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)

Lives of the saints:

Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Wenceslaus, martyr
St. Luis Ruiz and companions, martyrs

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