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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 14, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 20:10-13
Psalm 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7
John 10:31-42

A reflection on today's Scripture:

As we get closer to the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, we hear once again how the Jews tried to arrest Jesus and punish Him for blasphemy, but they weren't successful. Jesus showed them through the Scriptures how what He was doing and saying was not blasphemy, but that He was consecrated to do the Father's work. But His words seemed to fall on deaf ears.

So, He reminded them of His works and told them that if they did not believe what He said, that they certainly had to believe what they had seen. This too was to no avail and even though they tried to seize Him they could not, and many more were converted.

The Jews were so hard-hearted that they just could not see what was right in front of them. Instead, they tried to destroy what was obviously good, but the Father made sure that this did not happen and that Jesus completed His ministry. As His followers we also must be on guard that our hearts do not become hardened and that we remain open and flexible to His word.

- Don Claunch, SFO |
email: dlclaunch (at) bresnan (dot) net

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