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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 9, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Kings 11:4-13
Psalm 106:3-4, 35-37, 40
Mark 7:24-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Our readings today have much to say about demons and strange gods, themes common in the days of Christ. Today we couch our 'demons' in more politically correct language, so as to be more socially acceptable. Our gods have names such as materialism, power, greed, elitism, racism, etc.

Parents today have an unbelievable challenge to raise their children in the midst of these 'demons' without their being tainted by peer influences which are rampant. Adults can end up 'worshipping' these gods in order to fit better into society as they age. Hard earned money is squandered , hearts are broken and all for naught!

The gospel of Mark gives us hope, however. Today we hear of Christ freeing the daughter from her demon, due to the faith and persistent prayer of her mother. If we have friends and family members who are caught up worshipping these strange gods, we can attempt to have their hearts changed through persistent prayer and intercession to God. God does hear us and will answer in His time.

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)

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