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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 22, A.D. 2008


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 89:20, 21-22, 27-28
Mark 2:23-28





A reflection on today's Scripture:

The Sabbath Was Made for Man, Not Man for the Sabbath . . . .

Mercy. Kindness. Compassion.

The law of God is predicated upon these things, above all else. The laws imposed by God were not imposed as a fine or a penalty, but as a gift—a gift of guidance and reassurance that God is there and that He cares about everything we do.

The "law" of the Sabbath is about letting us love God completely and allowing us to show our love of God in a deep and intimate way. Thus, the Sabbath was made for us—made to give us a chance to reciprocate the love God showers down upon us.

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath—He is Lord of Love, Lord of Joy, Lord of Salvation and Everlasting life. When we go to worship Him, He is not made better (He cannot be), we are. Thus, the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

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Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time St. Vincent, deacon and martyr







Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/










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