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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 23, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Reading I: Sirach 50:22-24
Psalm 138:1-2a, 2bc-3, 4-5
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Luke 17:11-19

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today in the United States we honor a long tradition of spending this day in thanksgiving to almighty God with our families and friends. We gather in prayer, family meals, visit and perhaps watch some sports. So far, the occasion has been spared much of the commercialism of some other holidays. It is a chance to reflect, regroup and give thanks for all our many blessings. We trust that the tradition will continue indefinitely.

Not to take away from the holiday of Thanksgiving, but perhaps this year we might also ponder how much and how often we take time to praise God for all the many blessings we receive instant by instant. It also helps us to realize that though God needs our cooperation, He is at all times guiding and directing our lives. Sometimes we might forget that important fact.

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2006

Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

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