Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 18, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51
Psalm 144:1-2, 9-10
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
It is nearly unbelievable how hardhearted the Pharisees were. In
gospel we witness a wonderful miracle where Jesus heals a man who has a
withered hand, giving him back full use of his hand to work, enjoy life
praise God. As a result, the Pharisees began plotting to kill Jesus
he had performed this miracle on the Sabbath. For the Pharisees, the
had become more important than the person, for whom the day was
Yes, the Sabbath was set aside for a day of rest and worship, but what
better way to worship the Almighty God then through love and
I believe we have modern day Pharisees, and they arenıt hard to find.
Jesus teaches us, love and compassion are part of our calling and a
wonderful way to participate in the worship of our Creator. We are
to always do the right thing, to protect the unborn, the elderly, the
and the disenfranchised, even in the face of extreme opposition. We
strive to see the imprint of the Lord in every person and not worship
false Gods of the day. Easy? Sometimes not, but that is expected and
remains with us every step of the way.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
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