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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 11, A.D. 2007


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Deuteronomy 6:4-13
Psalm 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 47 and 51
Matthew 17:14-20



A reflection on today's Scripture:

As our knowledge has grown throughout the ages, we have become very powerful.

We have the ability to build great structures and travel great distances in a relatively short amount of time. Our engines can propel rockets into space, aircraft greater than the speed of sound, or trains at over one hundred miles per hour. We can drill wells to bring water to many people in a few hours, a task that not long ago took weeks. We harvest crops by the ton not by the bushel and we sail around the world at top speed regardless of the winds. We cure cancer with radiation and countless other diseases with modern drugs. We also have great power to destroy through our large arsenals and armies. Yes, in the past 200 years, how powerful we have become.

Or have we?

How powerful faith is! So powerful, in fact, that with a small grain of it we can move a mountain on our own with no machinery. With this grain of faith we can cure the incurable, something our modern medicine still lacks the power to achieve. So why aren't we doing these things? For the same reason the disciples struggled: because of our little faith.

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



Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Clare, virgin



















Lives of the saints:
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Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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