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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 28, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Haggai 2:1-9
Psalm 43:1, 2, 3, 4
Luke 9:18-22

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Oh my goodness!
Do you hear what the Lord is saying in todayís First Reading?

It is this:

"For I am with you, says the Lord of hosts.
And my Spirit continues in your midst;
I will shake all the nations,
and the treasures of all the nations will come in,
And I will fill this house with glory . . . ."

It is so easy to be discouraged by the current state of affairs not only in the world, our own country, families and work places etc, but also in the Church.

Declining numbers of priests, disobedience and scandal, waning faith and Church attendance are enough to make even the most optimistic person despondent. But wait; hold on! Who is ultimately in control of the destiny of Godís beloved creation?

To be sure, our free will has its effect, but God has the final say and He has spoken it loud and clear.

"Greater will be the future glory of this house
than the former, says the Lord of hosts;
And in this place I will give you peace,
says the Lord of hosts!" (Haggai 2:9)
Now thatís reason for genuine optimism!

"Hope in God; I will praise Him, my Savior and my God."
(from today's congregational response to Psalm 43)

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

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