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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 13, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Genesis 17:3-9
Psalm 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
John 8:51-59

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's Gospel Jesus says, "Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad." (John 8:56)

This gospel scene shows us something about the necessity of faith and how it colors our perception. To the unbelievers, Jesus' assertions regarding Himself and Abraham were not only boastful, but absurd.

By contrast we easily accept what Jesus says.

Having faith doesn't mean we stupidly accept what seems improbable, but instead are docile (in the good sense of the word) and let God's grace work in us. Faith goes beyond sense and reason and gives us access to the mysterious heart of Divine Mercy that we may see and be glad.

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

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