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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 4, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Luke 10:21-24

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit . . . . (Luke 10:21)

And then Jesus prayed to the Father. The Trinity appeared in this instant of great joy!

We have entered Advent and we relive, in these first weeks, the long and impatient waiting of the people of Israel for the Messiah long promised them. Jesus recognized this when He said,

Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see but did not see it . . . . (Luke 10:24)

Although we are not direct eyewitnesses, we are also among the privileged because we are no longer waiting. We have been chosen among all the people of all time to live in an age when we know with certainty, the salvation that is Jesus Christ. We no longer wait, but we hail Him as Lord and Savior!

And we do this through the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within and who constantly urges us to a closer relationship with Jesus, the Christ. In the times before Jesus, the Holy Spirit inspired men and women to lead Israel in the way it should go—He moved them toward their salvation even though they walked in the dark.

In the present day, the Holy Spirit constantly urges us to open our eyes to see the light that has come to us: Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is still the harbinger, announcer, and confirmer of that most wonderful act of Holy Love—The Incarnation! But now we walk in light and knowledge and we too should rejoice with the Holy Spirit in what we are most blessed to be able to see!

- JuandelaCruz |
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