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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 24, A.D. 2005

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29
Luke 1:67-79

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
He has come to His people and set them free."
(Luke 1:67)

Every morning in the Canticle of Zechariah we recite or sing this verse to greet the day, thanking God for our deliverance.

As with Zechariah of old, we now stand this Saturday morning before the very threshold of welcoming Jesus. This evening will begin the vigil that celebrates the mystery of the incarnation. Yes, we stand at the cusp of wonder and deepest mystery -- and we peer inside!

Blessed be the Lord Our God, for He has sent, is sending, will send -- our Salvation! Through all of time the miracle accomplished on Christmas long ago redeems time. Hold your breath! Wait! Just a few more moments, a few hours, and we trip over the line from waiting, from anticipation, to the Incarnation!

A blessed and joyous Christmas to all! May God grant all the deepest desire of your hearts and may He bless you richly this Christmastide.


- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)

Lives of the saints:

Saturday in the Fourth Week of Advent

Mass in the Morning

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