Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
September 20, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
1 Timothy 4:12-16
Psalm 111:7-8, 9, 10
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In today's Gospel we have another story that demonstrates Jesus' love for sinners.
He isn't embarrassed by having them in His company. He even seeks them out! How fortunate, since although there are some who admit they are wrong and have sinned, most, sadly, do not.
Our world is overrun by those who rationalize, underplay and altogether deny not only the reality of the evil of others, but the reality of their own personal sinfulness.
May we who have been blessed to experience the balm of forgiveness, help Jesus find those who try to hide from Him. Let us not neglect the gift we have received and share with everyone the Good News.
The invitation for forgiveness goes out to all and is always "hand-delivered" and personal. Jesus is always the initiator. It is He who invites, He who seeks and says the most consoling of all words, "Go in peace, your faith has saved you. Your sins are forgiven." (see Luke 7:50)
— Donna Nelson, OCDS --
Thursday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, martyr and St. Paul Chong Hasang, martyr
and their companions, martyrs
Lives of the saints:
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