Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 6, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In her wisdom, Holy Mother Church recommends passages today from 1
Psalm 132 concerning the presence and the power of God.
First we read of the presence of the mysterious Ark of God's covenant
contained the two rock tablets with the Ten Commandments - the Holy of
Holies! Consider how much the Jews of old revered that sacred Ark! We
learn today how it was continually shrouded in a dark cloud so that the
tablets couldn't be seen. Such is the omnipotent power of the Lord our
However, being forgetful and unfaithful creatures, God often reminds
in today's Psalm 132, about the unbreakable oath that God has given us.
We also see today in the reading from the New Testament, the mighty
Jesus, Son of God made flesh. We recognize that Jesus is the
the Old Testament, the divine promise anxiously awaited. Is it no
that we read of Jesus' miraculous healings of the sick and forgiveness
Have we forgotten that The Healer came for us too?
Should we not seek today, Jesus' forgiveness of our sins and healing of
Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Paul Miki, martyr and his companions, martyrs
Lives of the saints:
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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