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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 16, A.D. 2007


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12
Luke 2:41-51



A reflection on today's Scripture:

When hearing today's gospel, I am struck by the similarities between the story of the young Jesus being left behind in Jerusalem and His Passion which occurred years later.

It was after three days that Mary found the young Jesus and it was after three days in the tomb that He was found by Mary Magdalene. They were astonished when they found Him in the temple as were His followers when they found Him risen from the dead. The Lord said things to them they did not understand and the disciples failed to understand Him after His resurrection.

The more amazing similarity lies in what Jesus says. "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" Jesus told Mary and Joseph in the temple. After His resurrection He told the disciples that He had told them previously what would happen and questioned why they were confused.

During many times in our lives we simply do not hear or refuse to understand what the Lord is saying to us, although His message remains clear and simple. Our hearts are sometimes hard and not open to Him, but we can always be assured that He always tells the truth and can always be found right where He says He will be.

- Don Claunch, SFO



June 16, 2007

The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary



















Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/










Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

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