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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 29, A.D. 2006


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Revelation 15:1-4
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9
Luke 21:12-19



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

They will persecute you—you will be hated because of My Holy Name—but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives. (see Luke 21:12-19)

As we become more like Jesus in our walk with Him, we begin to face some of the challenges He did. Why wouldn’t we? When we experience a conversion, the events that make up our daily routine don’t change, we do. So we should expect our outcomes to change. We are tested when we choose God first. If we were shown some of the trials we would encounter before we began our new life in Christ, we would most likely have withdrawn.

But along the way, Jesus fulfills his promise, “I myself will give you wisdom . . . .” Our old tactics begin to look foolish to us. He gives us a portion of His knowledge so we can answer challenges to our faith. He quiets the words in our hearts so we won’t reply angrily and chooses words for us that restore and nourish. He gives us patience to endure our sufferings, understanding to simply forgive, joy to effortlessly love.

We persevere to secure our lives. Through the wisdom He gives us, Jesus shows others how to secure theirs.

- Elizabeth
(elizabethtichvon at comcast dot net)



Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time











Lives of the saints:
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Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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