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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 20, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Rev 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6
Luke 18:35-43

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Lord, please let me see."
(Luke 18:41)

What will heaven be like? Children often ask this question but we as adults tend to preoccupy ourselves with matters of far greater spiritual importance. When we do this, do we forget what our ultimate goal is—or should be? This year, on the feast of All Saints, Pope Benedict XVI reminded us to live each day with an eye on “the world to come.” By focusing on the next world, not only are we sustained by the promise of a great heavenly reward at the end of our long journey—but we’re called to look closely at our lives to see if we’re indeed journeying in the right direction to reach our ultimate destination.

What would it be like to not be able to see? Would our lives be very different from what they are today, if all we could see was a formless dark blackness? And what if—one glorious day—the gift of sight was restored to us? And what if the first thing we saw was Jesus Himself surrounded by a breathtaking light? How would you react? What would it be like to stand before Jesus? To see his face? And if He spoke, what do you think He would say? What would your response be? Is there anything that you would have done differently in your life prior to this meeting?

Take a moment to ponder these questions and starting now, strive to grow in a faith that will heal you and lead you to see God more clearly.

- Anne
(anne97 at gmail dot com)

November 20, 2006

Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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