Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 16, A.D. 2005
2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31
Psalm 17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b and 15
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
During the month of November, the Church encourages us to pray for the
in purgatory. It is also a good time for each of us to reflect on our
lives and our own "end times." In the Gospel for today we hear Christ
sharing the parable about using ones' talents. All had used the coin
them wisely except one man who was afraid and hid his, thereby helping
nobody, including himself. That man also said that he hid the coin
he was afraid of a demanding master.
What a contrast we see in the first reading, in that the mother was so
adamant about her beliefs that she witnessed the death of her seven
This might be a good day to think about all the gifts, talents and
opportunities God has given us. We might even make a list. Then the
part comes. What have we done with these gifts? If we haven't used
why not? If we have used them ...is it for the greater honor and glory
God or for our own benefit? We are told that some day this will not be
casual exercise, but rather we will be answering these questions before
very face of God. Today's 'homework' might make a big difference in
that conversation flows!
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)
Lives of the saints:
The Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
St. Margaret of Scotland
St. Gertrude, virgin
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