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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 24, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Luke 5:27-32

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

When I hear todayís gospel, I wonder who is really in most need of the Lordís healing and answering His call to repentance? Is it really the tax collectors, or is it the self-righteous Pharisees who complained that the Lord spent so much time with sinners?

Everyone knows the tax collectors were in great need of what the Lord had to offer. I would even say that they themselves knew how great their need was. But so were the Pharisees whose criticism was pure hypocrisy and they did not see their own sin and their need for repentance and God?s saving grace.

The fact is we are all sinners regardless of our place in this world and we are all in need of the Lord. If one ever begins to act like the Pharisees, it is time for that person to get on his knees and beg forgiveness and repent. As scripture says, we have all sinned and fallen short, tax collectors and Pharisees alike.

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

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