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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 21, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22
Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5
Luke 19:1-10

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today’s First Reading from the Book of Revelation we hear a few words which remind us of the importance of “self-knowledge." Self-knowledge is necessary in order to make progress on our spiritual journey. Without having the proper vision regarding our behavior and motives, we risk thinking that we are acting rightly when, in fact, the contrary might be more accurate.

Today Holy Scripture says, “Little do you know how wretched you are, how pitiable and poor, how blind and naked,” (Revelation 3:17) when in contrast what is being felt is that, all is well—that there are richness, security and want of nothing.

It’s a bit of a warning, isn’t it? We must be on guard! When everything seems well and comfortable perhaps it’s time to take a closer look and determine if our senses have anesthetized our reason and we are in need of a “reality check.”

How blessed we are that we have the Church and her teachings to help us form our consciences and direct us in a holy and uncompromising way toward salvation! Let us avail ourselves of prayer and The Sacraments, the surest compass in a mixed-up and confusing world.

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

Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

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