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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 23, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22
Psalm 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 and 23
John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Holy Scripture says, "Many are the troubles of the just man; but out of them all, the Lord delivers him." (see Psalm 34:20)

As Lent progresses, we see the growing treachery against Jesus, the Son of the Just and the all Holy Lord. Against a backdrop of lies, innuendoes and false accusations culminating on Calvary, we see how the just of this world are to respond. We learn they are to trustónot on their own merits, but on the One who judges justly.

It is good for those who try to live justly, to have the words of Sacred Scripture as fitting armor against all that is bound to assail them. They will not however, quickly come to mind, unless one studies the Word of God and meditates on it night and day.

Let us then renew our efforts to make reading Sacred Scripture a part of our everyday lives. Let the Word of God vibrate in our hearts and on our lips as we encounter all the many trials on our way to Calvary and the promised Resurrection.

"The Lord is near to broken hearts." (srr Psalm 34)

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

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

St. Turibio de Mogrovejo, bishop

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