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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 2, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Luke 9:22-25

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The Church kindly spells out directions for salvation in these two readings for today, the second day of Lent. Sometimes a person might feel overwhelmed about how to lead 'travel down the straight path' as a Catholic Christian, amidst confusing and/or complicated messages in theology and/or papal encyclicals.

Moses has a straightforward message: "Choose Life" by following the message of the Commandments. He also spells out what happens if we choose life or if we choose to follow another path.

Christ, likewise, is very direct. He tells His apostles of His impending suffering and death and that if we are to follow Him, we too, will suffer. There is nothing hidden about that message. BUT ....He quickly reassures us that He is walking down that road of suffering first, ahead of us. This is not some cold, historical book of directions. This reassurance is from Our Savior, Who willingly shed His Blood for us! What more can we expect?

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

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