Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 8, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Kings 10:1-10
Psalm 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Have you noticed how good some individuals in our society have become
passing the buck and blaming other people, outside forces or onešs
environment, for wrongs the individual committed? The daily news
full of this where people seem to never take responsibility for their
errors, mistakes and wrongs and attempt to pass it off on someone or
something else. At times, it seems we have made this a true art.
Our Lord gives us a strong teaching on this in todayšs gospel saying,
things that come out from within are what defile." Sin is a choice we
and comes from within us and not because of someone or something else.
Corporate malfeasance has been blamed on the "drive to succeed" and not
the inner desire for riches and greed. Extramarital affairs are blamed
anotheršs seduction and not lust that comes from within. We are all
with temptation, but it is what comes out of us as a result of that
temptation that determines whether we sin or not.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
St Jerome Emiliani, priest
St. Josephine Bakhita, religious
Lives of the saints:
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