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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 27, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 65:17-21
Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13
John 4:43-54

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth: The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. Instead there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create." (Isaiah 65:17-18)

We should understand that this happiness God speaks of, is heaven, or this earth before Adam's Sin. The occasional tangible joy found in this world is but a fleeting foretaste of heaven. But getting there isn't going to be easy, winding our way through the construction zone of life, this travail of tears. Eventually, we learn that we become our own worst enemies; that we need to rip up the old pavement of our sinful ways by seeking God's grace, confessing our sins, and receiving God's healing forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Now is the time to make your move! Not tomorrow, not maņana, not some indefinite time in the future. How easy it is to put off such things! Actually, in our deep sorrow and true repentance for our sinfulness, we should be eagerly looking forward to the comforting relief of God's almighty forgiveness!

O Lord, my God, I cried out to you and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the nether world; you preserved me from among those going down into the pit. (Psalm 30:3-4)

- Journeymann

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