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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 30, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 20:10-13
Psalm 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7
John 10:31-42

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The tone of the scripture readings is ramping up, preparing us once again to experience the treachery that culminated with the death of Christ on Calvary.

Have you ever suffered treachery either from afar, from up close, or by those you trusted and considered your friends? Have you ever been misunderstood or even accused of treachery yourself, when malice was never your intent? If you have, then you have some idea of what is happening to Jesus in these days leading to the Cross.

He suffered the same kinds of human feelings of rejection that anyone might, but for Him it embraced not just human suffering, but Divine.

And how might the Divine suffer, but with an acuteness and exactitude that escape our understanding. For it was not for Himself that Jesus suffered, but for the salvation of the whole blind and foolish world and the cumulative rejection of God?s goodness from the beginning to the end of time.

To consider His sadness is a worthy topic for our consideration during these closing weeks of Lent. Walk with Jesus on His journey by reading Holy Scripture and see the price of unselfish love that He willingly paid, love that would free us forever from the hurt and disappointment of this world and open for us the gates to the glory of heaven.

"I hear the whispering of many: Terror on every side!" (Jeremiah 20:10)

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

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