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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 24, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 7:2-3, 9bc-10, 11-12
John 7:40-53

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Of all the people we hear about in today's gospel reading, I find Nicodemus the most intriguing probably because I find myself most like him. Nicodemus had sought out the Lord on his own and received one-on-one teaching from him. He had heard the Word and was no doubt trying to absorb and understand what he had been told and what he was witnessing.

Then, faced with the hypocrisy, ignorance, arrogance and bigotry of the rest of the Pharisees he did the right thing and attempted to set the group on the right course of following their own law. "Does our law condemn a man before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?" was his question to the Pharisees. To which they promptly shut him down. And what did Nicodemus do? He backed down and said nothing more.

How many times do we find ourselves doing the same thing? Like Nicodemus we too have heard the Word and know the Truth. But when faced with the same type of situation we sometimes back down. I know I have done it and realized later that I shouldn't have done it. The bottom line is we, too, must stand for the truth and doing what is right; there can be no other course.

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

March 24, 2007
Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

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