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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 1, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:16-21

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today as we begin another new year, we, like many, may be reflecting on what this past year has brought. It is a time to consider what may be coming in the future and for many it is a time to resolve to be different.

For those who wish to grow in holiness, these exercises of reflection, speculation and reform can be most helpful.

Knowing where to begin or end can be a little problematic, and so our wonderful Church shows us the way. We begin the new year focusing on the love of God Who became Man through the love and acquiescence of the obedient and humble virgin.

All begins with love, all proceeds with love and all will end with love.

Let our reflections then be on the manifestations of love which we have witnessed in our own lives during the past year. Let our speculation of the future be grounded on confidence in the providential love of God our loving Father and may we resolve to respond with ever-greater tenderness and commitment to so great a love.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word became Flesh
and dwells among us. God so loved the world that he sent
His only Son so that whosoever should believe in Him
might have eternal live. (see John 1ff)

We believe, O God, we believe. Let it be done unto us as you say.

Amen. Amen. Alleluia!

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

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