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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 30, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Genesis 8:1-15
Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50 and 53, 54-55
Matthew 8:5-17

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Do we truly have faith?

Do we have faith like that of the Roman Centurion who asked Jesus to heal his servant knowing that it could be done without Jesus even seeing the sick man? Is our faith so strong that we would risk what the Centurion did in going to Jesus, a citizen of a nation the Romans had occupied and oppressed? These are difficult questions to ask oneself, but worth the time to reflect on.

What takes place today in the gospel reading is truly extraordinary. We learn the lesson of true faith and how powerful it can be. We also see the consequences of having no faith – being driven out into the outer darkness, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.

Each day at mass we say these words: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed. These words echo the Centurion’s and are a statement of our faith in the power of our Lord. Do we truly have this faith?

- Don Claunch, SFO

Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

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