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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 12, A.D. 2005

Romans 2:1-11
Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 9
Luke 11:42-46

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The readings of today focus primarily on the topics of 'love' and 'judgment', important topics to consider. In a way, one topic correlates with the other, in that if you love others and God in an appropriate manner, our own eternal judgment might be a positive one.

Any experienced teacher can relate numerous stories of how a student will approach them at the beginning of the semester and inform the teacher about the course grade that they need and expect. They say it with conviction, as though if I tell the teacher early enough that is the grade they will receive. Of course, the teacher immediately will inform the student that the ability to receive any grade lies in the hands of the student, not the teacher. This is the theme of the readings today in that we determine our eternal destiny, now that we have been redeemed by Christ. Our final judgment rests with us and how we use our free will and all the numerous gifts God has bestowed upon us!

Todayıs readings also remind us to let God know frequently of our love for Him. Good works are very important, but so is prayer.

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

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