Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 3, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13: 41c-62
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In both the first reading and the Gospel for today, we can draw
between Jesus' message, and the way in which we live His words today.
Lenten Season gives each one of us ample opportunity to examine our own
physical and moral conduct in our daily lives.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation rejuvenates our souls in the presence
Christ. Have we gossiped about our neighbor or brother? Spread false
accusations as the two elders did against Susanna (in the First Reading
today) in order to gain power, money, or self-esteem? The act of
beginning with the examination of conscience, enables us to acknowledge
weaknesses, reconcile with God, and mend hurt relationships within our
Another parallel with Susanna and the adulterous woman we read in the
Gospel, is that God has mercy on His people. He does not abandon us.
Susanna says; "Yet it is better for me to fall into your (the judge's)
without guilt than to sin before the Lord." God sends Daniel to bring
justice to her. In the Gospel, Jesus notes that no one is sinless.
does not condemn the woman; "Go, from now on do not sin any more."
In times of turmoil, sorrow, helplessness, and sin, we can find refuge
the Lord. For He is our Shepherd and will lead us to green pastures if
follow in His path.
Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Lives of the saints:
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