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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 30, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Romans 10:9-18
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Matthew 4:18-22

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today the words of Holy Scripture say that if we confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts, the core truths about Jesus, we will be saved. The core truths are that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead. These are not difficult to understand for those who call themselves Christian. Why then, does it seem that evidence of Christian behavior and its influence on the mores of our culture is so insipid?

Perhaps it is because the twofold requirements laid out for us are missing. We can't just believe with our hearts or speak with our lips, those things that are Christ-centered; we must do both!

If you long for peace in the world and the salvation of all people, let us examine ourselves with the standard given to us in the Sacred texts and discover where, perhaps, we might do a better job in spreading and living the Good News.

On this Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, let us remember and imitate him. Upon learning of Jesus, he became convinced (in his heart) that Jesus was the Messiah. Unable to contain such a great truth, he sought out his brother Peter and confessed (with his mouth), saying: "Come see, we have found the Lord." (John 1:41).

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

November 30, 2007

St. Andrew, apostle

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