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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 3, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 John 2:293:6
Psalm 98:1, 3cd-4, 5-6
John 1:29-34

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's Gospel John says that until the Holy Spirit revealed it to him, he did not recognize Jesus as God's divine Son. It is a strange thought for we are sometimes wanting to put everything that God does into human terms and that isn't always possible. Didn't John always know who Jesus was?

It is a question that will not be answered in this life and begs us to remember (frequently) that God's ways are not our ways nor ours His. What may seem reasonable from our human perspective, is not necessarily always in accord with God's wisdom and truth.

It is an important point to remember and keeps us mindful of our need for God's illuminating Holy Spirit. Without it Jesus passes in our midst unknown, unrecognized, unglorified. Let us then remember the wonder of the Third Person of the Holy Trinity whose "job" is to reveal to us who Jesus is.

"Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world."

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

Lives of the saints:

The Most Holy Name of Jesus (a new feastday)

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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