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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 16, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Mark 8:34--9:1

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today’s First Reading speaks about the consequences of human pride. As with other Biblical accounts of prideful behavior we learn that its effects are devastating and run counter to what God so lovingly planned for mankind.

Pride was the sin of the Fallen Angels, of Adam and Eve, of ancient and once flourishing civilizations and to the present day our own Achilles heel. The trouble with pride, as with all that is sinful, is that it comes “dressed up” and disguised as something initially good and desirable, but then takes a cataclysmic, though sometimes barely recognizable, turn.

If it were not that we have been promised the help of God’s own Spirit as our friend and guide such subtleness could make one frightened of everything and deprive us of the joy that God intended us to have.

Let us then meditate on God’s goodness and the desire of His heart that we should all be saved. Let us use every wonderful thing He has given us in the way He intended and as a spring board to Him and everlasting happiness.

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

February 16, 2007

Friday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

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