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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 13, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Luke 11:29-32

A reflection on today's Scripture:

For you are not pleased with sacrifices;
should I offer a burnt offering, you would not accept it.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a heart contrite and humbled, O God,
you will not spurn. (Psalm 51:18-19)

We are human, we make mistakes, and hopefully we learn from them. To be humble is to recognize what we have and what we are lacking and because of this we will grow and become better persons.

God desires each one of us to improve, to be as holy as possible. In order to do this we must first know what the best is. Jesus came down to Earth to show us just that, in both words and action. There is no one who is more perfect than God.

Therefore it is important to recognize who God is and His true value. When we do this, we are changing our hearts because in order to recognize God we need to know how to love and it is from this love that we become contrite and humble.

Our love allows us to be contrite and ask God forgiveness for our sins; it is humility that enables us to listen to our merciful God, who will teach us how to overcome our weaknesses.

- Danielle

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