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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 8, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Today is a Holyday of Obligation!

Genesis 3:9-15, 20
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
Luke 1:26-38

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Ive just discovered that I've written a meditation for the second Friday in Advent without realizing that this year the Second Friday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception! Im kind of tired and want to go to bed and dont really want to have to write another one, but I must, because I've promised to write for this meditation apostolate.

Having said that, I am about to read the proper readings for this Solemnity and I pray for Gods help to be inspired and not to labor too greatly to offer a suitable reflection.

Without fail the Lord has saved me and no less than by the very words of Mary His Mother who submitted to the inconvenient and the unknown after being reassured by Gabriel that she had found favor with the Lord.

We too have found favor with the Lord who has called us to be holy and blameless in His sight, to be full of love. (Ephesians 1:3-4) Like Mary, though, we must respond.

Does heaven hold its breath as it did for Marys response? I think in some proportionate way it does. What then will be our reply?

Pray dear friends to be more and more like the Immaculate Virgin our Mother, who simply and unequivocally said, I am the maidservant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say. (Luke 1:38)

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

Friday, December 8, 2006

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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