Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 9, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26
Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Matthew 9:35—10:1, 5a, 6-
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
On this day, I ask you to pay close attention to the congregation’s refrain in today’s psalm: “Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.” Read this line slowly and then read it again. If you attend today’s mass, close your eyes as you repeat the refrain and absorb it totally within you: “Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.”
Advent is a time of renewal and waiting for the Lord’s appearance at Christmas. The psalmist tells us that we who wait on Him are blessed. In today’s first reading the prophet Isaiah tells us how blessed those who have been waiting on the Lord will be. And in today’s gospel, our Lord sends forth His disciples to deliver His many blessings to those who have waited.
We are waiting for our Lord during this season as we anticipate His holy birth. We await His return in glory. You are waiting for the Lord and you are truly blessed.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
Saturday of the First Week of Advent
St Juan Diego, hermit
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