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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 20, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
Luke 1:26-38

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

“May it be done to me according to thy word . . . .”

Humility and obedience—the two great gems in any Christian's crown. Through complete surrender, Mary gave the world a savior. Through our complete surrender, we give those around us a savior.

St. John of the Cross talks about each of us as a pane of glass in a lantern. Sin and self-will have so begrimed the glass that you cannot see the light within the lantern. Everything is hidden.

When we completely surrender to the Lord, when we can say to the Most Holy Trinity, "May it be done unto me according to thy word," grace begins to clean the glass of that lantern. As we continue in the life of humility and obedience, the pane becomes more and more transparent and what people begin to see is not us, but the Savior within us. We become the light of Christ in a dark, dark world.

Humility and obedience shine out in the darkness of the present world and show the world what it can be rather than what it is.

- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)

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