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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 26, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10
Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11
Hebrews 10:4-10
Luke 1:26-38

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

What a powerful feast day, the Feast of the Annunciation!

Where would we be without the events that highlight this feast? We have the prophetic prediction of Isaiah, and the "fiat" of the Blessed Mother. The liturgy for the Annunciation also highlights that Christ made it clear that He came to do the will of the Father. If we were to pick a theme for the day, I think it would be obedience.

Obedience can be tricky in our everyday lives. First we must discern what our role is in life and then how to respond to that calling. From time to time we might get "sidetracked," going off in a direction that is really not the will of our loving Father. It takes an understanding of our faith and a life of prayer to stay "in tune." Sometimes we think that we are following God's will, when really it is our own whim or fancy. Each of us has a unique role to play in life that no one else can or will ever play. That is one reason why it is so important to stay focused on the will of God.

Today's feast is a good reminder to ask God that we stay on the course that He has marked out for each of us. We have the beautiful gift of free will. May we use that gift wisely.

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS

March 26, 2007

The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

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