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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 7, A.D. 2006


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 John 5:14-21
Psalm 149:1-6, 9
John 2:1-12



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Who indeed is the victor over the world?"

Who indeed?

John is very clear. Anyone who can say with certainty and with the authority of faith and with the will and the actions of the will that Jesus Christ is Lord. THAT person is victor over the world. The world cannot prevail against good. None of the forces of the prince of Darkness can win out against the power even of uttering His Name in Prayer. At His name every knee shall bend--not some knees, not only human knees--but at His Name, every knee shall bend on earth, in heaven, even among the fallen Angels.

Think then what an impediment we place before the fallen Angels when we frequently and reverently recite the name of our precious Lord. An army cannot march very well when they're falling on their knees with every step. What a roadblock to the advance of evil we throw up, merely with the name of our Lord. It isn't a magical charm, it is a name of power when spoken by one whose heart is true and whose soul has been washed in water in the blood of the Lamb. This precious blood covers us and our sins always and everywhere, and makes us worthy to call on His name in our hope and in our despair.

The spirit speaks truth and it is what comes out of a man that makes him clean or unclean. What could be more cleansing than that name that rises above all others. And so our constant prayer can be,
"Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of the Living God,
have mercy on me, a sinner."
May you all be blessed by the name of the One who is the Head of all creation!

- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)



Lives of the saints:
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Weekday of the Christmas Season

St. Raymond of Pennafort








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