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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 11, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Philippians 4:10-19
Psalm 112:1b-2, 5-6, 8a and 9
Luke 16:9-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Who can be trusted in very small matters may be trusted in great . . . ."

As you were growing up, your parents gave you tasks to do. At first they were small--carry this from here to there, make your bed, take out the garbage. But eventually they became larger, "Could you go out to the store for me . . . ." When we showed ourselves faithful and trustworthy in the little things, our privileges grew and the tasks required of us grew.

Had we shown ourselves untrustworthy or incapable in these little things, the tasks would always have remained small. So the Lord teaches us today. We are entrusted with small matters at first, with perishable wealth and matters that are not of any importance. If we show ourselves capable of using them and employing them properly, we will be entrusted with great matters, with the matters of Saints.

And so, work hard, pray hard. Allow the Holy Spirit to carry the burden, and you will show yourself trustworthy in small matters. The time will come when the Lord will ask you to help in great ones.

- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)

Saturday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time

St. Martin of Tours, bishop

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