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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 10, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Genesis 3:9-24
Psalm 90:2, 3-4abc, 5-6, 12-13
Mark 8:1-10

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In our scripture from Genesis today we have the first documented case of “passing the buck.”

When God asked Adam who told him he was naked, Adam promptly pointed at Eve and placed the blame on her. Then, when God confronted Eve she turned and blamed the serpent. God knew what had happened before He even asked them and the punishment He gave them has been passed through all history down to us this day.

We seem to be so good at blaming everyone and everything for what we do. In many cases we take no personal responsibility for anything. “It was the way I was raised,” becomes our excuse, or “It was the pressures and stress of my work,” that makes us do some of the things we do. It seems everyone has an excuse to justify what he or she does, from our leaders on down.

The fact is we cannot hide anything from God and when we have sinned and try to place the blame on something or someone else we only compound our sinfulness. In the end we will all be held accountable for our lives and the actions we took and nothing will be hidden. Scripture tells us to confess our sins and with this we are to take responsibility for what we do. In return we have an all loving and all forgiving Father, who heals, guides and directs us.

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

Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Scholastica, virgin

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