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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 19, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Hebrews 8:6-13
Psalm 85:8 and 10, 11-12, 13-14
Mark 3:13-19

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today’s Gospel according to St Mark, we hear each of the names of the men Jesus called to be His Twelve Apostles. What is important to understand is that Jesus called them as He calls each one of us, separately and by name. We're not just part of a group of folks that interests Him, but an individual--special and unique.

This is important because it reminds us that God cares about each of us in an intimate way that takes into consideration our particular personalities, talents, foibles and needs. In doing so, He provides solutions for our difficulties that “fit” us, solutions whether we know it or not that are custom-made. The problem is, we don’t often recognize when God is working in and through us and we struggle against Him.

Pray then that we may cooperate with Divine Grace which once called 12 unlikely men to be the foundation of His Church, and especially that we may never be like Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.

“I call you my friends, says the Lord, for I have made known to you all that the Father has told me."
(John 15:15 from the “Alleluia Verse”)

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

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