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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 12, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Wisdom 1:1-7
Psalm 139:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10
Luke 17:1-6

A reflection on today's Scripture:

The Gospel of the day sounds pretty harsh!

There is a reference about placing a weight around a person's neck and throwing them into the sea if they cause another to sin. (Luke 17:1-6)

We like to think of Christ as a gentle person, one who heals, loves all and reaches out to each of us with His loving mercy, but we also know that at one point Christ will be our judge.

We have the beautiful gift of free will and can always sort through our options before we act in a situation. Sometimes we make the wrong choices, but if we recognize that and repent, God forgives . . . but as the gospel reminds us . . . "woe to us through whom sin occurs." (ibid)

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
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Monday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Lives of the saints:

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