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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 19, A.D. 2007


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Sirach 1:1-10
Psalm 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5
Mark 9:14-29



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

What a typical scene! Christ comes down the mountain and finds the people arguing around the disciples because they were not able to make a miracle happen! It sounds like a committee gone awry, or some political gathering. Christ reminded His followers of an important lesson. When we try to do things by our own power, things do not happen. (Christ reminded them this mute spirit could be removed only through prayer.)

How can we be assured that we call on the power of God to act through us each day? Perhaps a simple prayer at the beginning of our day would help, and a special prayer of intercession throughout the day as we are being tested in one way or another. For instance we might have our patience tested and yet we know that person needs our help. We might just say to ourselves, "I'm losing it Lord, please show me the way."

At the end of the day we thank God for all His assistance and for the opportunity to serve Him another day in His kingdom!

"Thy will be done in me, O Lord"

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)



February 19, 2007

Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time











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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