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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 31, A.D. 2007


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15
Psalm 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a
Mark 6:1-6



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"He was not able to perform any mighty deed there. . . ."

Faith is the cornerstone of the effectiveness of the Lord in our lives. If we do not believe in Him, nothing miraculous can be accomplished through Him. Even among His own people, the Lord was unable to accomplish any mighty works.

How do we choose to limit the Lord? What assumptions have we made that, perhaps unknowingly, put limits to our faith? Maybe we assume the age of miracles has passed with the coming of the age of science. Perhaps we think that we are too unworthy to be invited into the power of the Lord. Maybe we assume that the world is too wicked, or people too stubborn, or a particular person too evil to withstand the miraculous intervention of the Lord.

We need to weed out the barriers to faith, to cast them aside. We need to find out what we think, that stands in the way of what the Lord thinks. And there is only one way to do this--prayer, constant prayer. Through prayer we begin to understand God and we begin to understand the limits of our own knowledge. When we pray for release from our own prejudices, the Lord will oblige in His time.

- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)



Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

St. John Bosco, priest











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

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