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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 24, A.D. 2007


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Revelation 21:9b-14
Psalm 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
John 1:45-51





A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's Gospel we hear Phillip telling his friend Nathaniel (Bartholomew) some exciting news. He says, "We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets!" What he's saying is, "I know who the Messiah is, I've seen him!"

We must remember that for a Jew to say they have found the Messiah and know who he is, is a phenomenal statement. It is understandable then that Nathaniel would be skeptical about hearing such news, but Phillip is not put off and persists in saying, "Come and see!"

This Gospel leads me to consider the temptation we often have to "mind our own business" as the expression goes, and not to "seize the moment" for authentic witness to the Gospel of Truth!

Pray then, for the grace to be a herald of the Good News. Let us not be afraid to invite others to "Come and see!"

"Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might." (from today's Responsorial Psalm)

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



Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Bartholomew, apostle



















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

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