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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 18, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 7:1-9
Psalm 48:2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, 7-8
Matthew 11:20-24

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In todayís Gospel Jesus tells us very clearly what the consequences are for those who have had the opportunity of knowing the Truth and yet fail to believe. The Lordís pure justice demands that those who have not known will not be held accountable, but those who have, will be dealt with accordingly. He is not indiscriminate when it comes to punishment, but instead seems almost indiscriminate about those He loves.

But then, we must always remember that He is God and not man and does not deal with things as we would. It is a comforting thought because if we really got what our infidelity deserved, there would be no hope for us; while instead, there is every reason for hope. Godís justice demands that He love and His love pours down on us in the form of divine, ineffable mercy.

All my hope, O Lord, is in Your mercy!

- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hughes dot net)

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Camillus de Lellis, priest

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