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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 3, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

2 Peter 3:12-15a, 17-18
Psalm 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14 and 16
Mark 12:13-17

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Why are you testing me? (Mark 12:15)

How often do we "test" Jesus? How often do we say, "If only you'll grant my request, I'll believe a little more, behave a little better, do more of what I'm supposed to do"? Sometimes we do this without thinking about it, without, perhaps, realizing that that is what we do.

But Jesus reversed the test. "Give to Caesar what belongs to him, and to God what belongs to Him." What is it that belongs to God? What should we be giving Him?

Short and simple answer: everything, but most particularly ourselves. Everything that is belongs to God; it is His creation and His effort. But all of that is nothing if He does not have our hearts and minds, our simple childlike adoring love. When we are tempted to test Jesus, perhaps it would be good to recall His test and see how well we are fulfilling it. In responding to His instruction, we will have the answer to our own questions. More important, we will live in His peace and love.

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Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs

Lives of the saints:

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