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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 17, A.D. 2007


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Hebrews 11:1-7
Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 10-11
Mark 9:2-13



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today, our gospel reading is the story of Christ?s transfiguration where we see the Lord, Moses, Elijah and the disciples Peter, James, and John as well and a truly miraculous encounter takes place. There is much to be learned here.

In Moses we have God?s first great leader of His people, a man who was closer to God than anyone. In Elijah we have the greatest of God?s prophets. In Jesus we have God himself. This meeting shows the continuous line of humankind?s encounter with the Almighty. Jesus said He did not come to eliminate the law but to fulfill it and that all the prophecies were fulfilled in Him. The fact is our faith is completely intertwined with the law and the prophets culminating in our Lord.

Peter, James, and John are important in this story too as they represent the continuance of the faith as both great early church leaders but also as those who began the evangelization of the world. They brought to us, through the years, the Lord Himself.

Our Church and faith are not things that sprang into being 2000 years ago. Rather, it began in the beginning when God set all things in motion and began a relationship with His people that lasts unto today.

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



Saturday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

The Seven Servite Founders of the Order of Servites, religious











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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