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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

Octomber 26, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Romans 7:18-25a
Psalm 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94
Luke 12:54-59

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In todayís First Reading we hear how miserable Saint Paul is because he realizes the extent of his sinfulness. He wants to do right, but he doesnít do it!

I donít know about you, but one of the disquieting axioms I remember from childhood is that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The effect of Original Sin makes us vulnerable to sin again, even though we may have good intentions not to sin. It is not a comforting thought, yet so much like what St. Paul was describing.

If we didnít have the sacraments and the assurance of Godís grace we might really have cause to be hopeless, to just give up and not even try to nurture good intentions into action.

May we then rejoice that God is always willing to help us avoid what is wrong and to forgive us when we fall!

Holy Scripture says, ďLet His kindness comfort me.Ē

Comfort me indeed Lord, for I am a sinner.

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

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