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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
Psalm 132:6-10
Mark 6:53-56



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In her wisdom, Holy Mother Church recommends passages today from 1 Kings and Psalm 132 concerning the presence and the power of God.
First we read of the presence of the mysterious Ark of God's covenant that 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 also 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 God.

However, being forgetful and unfaithful creatures, God often reminds us, as 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 power of Jesus, Son of God made flesh. We recognize that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament, the divine promise anxiously awaited. Is it no wonder that we read of Jesus' miraculous healings of the sick and forgiveness of repentant sinners?

Have we forgotten that The Healer came for us too?
Should we not seek today, Jesus' forgiveness of our sins and healing of our bodies?

- journeymann



Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Paul Miki, martyr and his companions, martyrs







Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/










Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

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