Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 29, A.D. 2005
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 John 2:3-112
Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
What a treasure we have in the Word of God, in sacred scripture! So
people in the world are struggling to know what to do with their lives,
how to do it. The answers are so clear in scripture. Today's readings
an example of this.
In the first reading, St. John tells us very directly "the way we know
is to keep His commandments." (1 John 2) How could he have said it any
clearly? It's all there! He goes on to say that if a person doesn't
they are walking in darkness. We just need to walk in the footsteps of
The gospel reading of today is a beautiful example of what can happen
person is righteous and devout. Simeon did not have the benefits that
do, the teachings of Christ, but because of his lifestyle and devout
he was able to recognize the infant Jesus as the Anointed One.
So to summarize, Sacred Scripture gives us wonderful direction for our
lives. We just need to read it in a prayerful manner. Secondly,
serves as a wonderful model of what can happen when we do live devout
righteous lives. Like him, we will better be able to see Christ in
What a wonderful world it would be!
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)
Lives of the saints:
The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
St. Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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