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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 5, A.D. 2008


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 John 3:11-21
Psalm 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5
John 1:43-51





A reflection on today's Scripture:

Can you imagine being in the shoes of Philip, as described in the Gospel for today?

Jesus decided to go to Galilee, and first went and found Philip. (see John 1:43) Can you imagine the Son of God coming to look for you to travel with Him? The fact is, that He does—all the time!

We can no longer see Christ with our eyes, but we can see Him with our hearts. We were ordained as priests, prophets and kings at our Baptism, to follow Him and to be His eyes, hands and heart as we continue building His kingdom.

How are we to begin doing this building? What should we have as our theme?

The answer lies in the First Reading, also from St. John, "the Beloved Apostle." St. John urges that we proceed by loving one another, "Not only in word or speech, but in deed and truth." (1 John 3:18)

This is certainly good direction given from Scripture as we begin this New Year of 2008!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
email: jmurphy(at)utica(dot)edu



The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas

St. John Neumann, bishop







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