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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 24, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7
Psalm 56:2-3, 9-10a, 10b-11, 12-13
Mark 3:7-12

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Sometimes the images of God that are presented in Holy Scripture are so beautiful and speak with such poignancy!

In today's Responsorial Psalm the psalmist explains how God has counted my wanderings and recorded them in His book. Not so he can account for all our transgressions, but to see with His loving fatherly eyes all that needs to be healed, all that needs to be forgiven.

Have you any memories or saved little bits and pieces that remind you of the past, be it happy or sad-a wisp of a child's hair, a baby tooth, an image etched in your mind?

If you have, then you have a glimpse of God who savors the preciousness of His creation.

If you, at times, feel unimportant and unloved, not loving and undeserving of love, think again. For reasons that go beyond our understanding, God has created us as His own special possessions and delights in us, rejoicing when we rejoice and weeping when we weep.

"My tears are stored in your flask." (Psalm 56:9)

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

Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

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