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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 28, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Exodus 24:3-8
Psalm 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15
Matthew 13:24-30

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's gospel reading, a parable teaches us many things including God's patience and eventual justice. But one other thing it teaches us is how truly evil Satan is.

Who in their right mind would try and destroy a newly planted field that is designed to give nourishment to many? Who would try and destroy this with noxious weeds that are no good to anyone and bring nothing fruitful in existence? How deep this hatred and evil must be! But surely we can escape it.

As the parable teaches us, the sound Word of God will continue to grow and strengthen in us even though the weeds of evil are very near. And in the end, justice will be served as the good harvest remains while the evil weeds are burned in fire.

It is sometimes difficult not to lose heart in our world which can seem saturated with evil, hatred and violence. But God has planted in us a good seed! So let us nourish it with prayer, Holy Communion and never-ending love of God.

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

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