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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 16, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Hosea 14:2-10
Psalm 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17 Mark 12:28-34

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Aren't we always looking for solutions that ultimately show us the path to happiness, prosperity and peace?

Frequently, we try our own hand at it, are sated for a time, only to have things revert to the same old way they were. We wonder if we haven't tried hard enough or just haven't hit upon the right solution and most of us continue to search. Some however, fall into despair and just give up believing that happiness, well being and peace are possible.

Perhaps the greatest solace of Holy Scripture is that the Way is pointed out for us and promised to those who would follow it. "O Israel," the Lord cries, "if only you would heed My words and walk in My ways . . . ."
(see Psalm 81:14)

Why do we fail to listen to the Lord and avail ourselves of His saving help? In this season of grace let us find refuge in Holy Scripture and entreat the Lord to assist us in all the circumstances of our lives.
"Your words, Lord are spirit and life; You have the message of eternal life."
(from today's Gospel acclamation; see John 6:64,69)

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

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