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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 19, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Maccabees 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63
Psalm 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158
Luke 18:35-43

A reflection on today's Scripture:

The Gospel story about the blind beggar is a good reminder about our priorities.
The beggar, realizing that Jesus was passing by, called out for Jesus to have pity on him (see Luke 18:38). Jesus restored the man's vision because he demonstrated faith in Jesus.
So often we do it in reverse. People will promise God that if He fills their request, then they will believe.
Whose will are we following by that? God's or our own? Was there any faith demonstrated by that priority? How would we feel if someone treated us in a similar manner?
As the saying goes, "God wasn't born yesterday." He knows our intentions—and our PRIORITIES!
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
email: jmurphy(at)utica(dot)edu

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