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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 6, A.D. 2005

Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13
Matthew 18:12-14

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's Gospel Jesus illustrates how important each and every person is. He does so by telling a little story about the one sheep in a hundred that gets lost. It is interesting because it is the lost one who wanders that makes the man happier than all all the others who did not stray.

That doesn't mean that “straying” is a good thing, but unfortunately it is the plight of our fallen nature. What it does mean is that God, like the shepherd in the Gospel delights in finding the lost and goes to great lengths to find them.

How blessed we are that God doesn't give up on us and neither have the many others that God has lovingly placed in our lives to help us along our way.

Let us be grateful and make certain that we do our part to help others who may be lost and need some help. By doing so we participate in God's plan that not “a single one of these little ones shall ever come to grief.”

- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)

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