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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 4, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 John 3:7-10
Psalm 98:1, 7-8, 9
John 1:35-42

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today we get little hints of how much God loves us!

At the very beginning of our Lordís ministry John sends two of his disciples to follow Jesus, but the Lord turns and comes to them to invite them along. Through the rest of His ministry, Jesus goes to the people and does not wait for the people to come to Him, in fact, throughout all of scripture this is always the case: God seeks out His people and actively pursues them in His never-ending love.

Later in the Gospels we read parables that expand on this. The parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin are just two examples of how deep His love is for us. The shepherd leaves his entire flock to find a single lost sheep and a woman sweeps an entire house looking for one lost coin. And in one of the most powerful of the parables we see the father of the prodigal son run to meet his lost child.

God loves us so much that He comes to us. He has done this forever and still comes to us today. He comes to us even when we least deserve it as the father ran to his prodigal son. He comes to us in life and in death, He is always there. It falls on us to see Him reaching to us, asking us to come and follow, to be with Him and in His complete love.

- Don Claunch, SFO |

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious

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