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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 30, A.D. 2006


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



1 John 2:12-17
Psalm 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10
Luke 2:36-40



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Through these days after Christmas we hear about the Holy Family and what took place after Jesusí birth. The scriptures contain some information, but for the most part the time from Christís birth to the start of His ministry remains unknown to us. However, the information that is given by the evangelists, rings clearly with one message: obedience.

Mary and Joseph were completely obedient in the times leading up to the holy birth. They both could have run away from what they faced or Joseph could have accused Mary and had her stoned to death. But they obeyed. After our Lordís birth their obedience continued as they fled to Egypt and then followed all the points of the law requiring them to present their son Jesus in the temple. The holy family was one of unquestioning obedience to their God.

Today, obedience is sometimes something we rarely see. In fact, disobedience seems to be the modern way. But that is not true when it comes to our relationship with the Almighty. We are called to be obedient to His way, plain and simple. While the details of the Holy Family are few, the message is clear that they are an example for us all, in the way we are to follow our Lord.

- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)



December 30, 2006

The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas











Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/










Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

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