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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 30, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word: Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
Psalm 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18
Matthew 13:44-46

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Jesus gives us parables of how important the Kingdom of Heaven is and how desirable it is. "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." (Matthew 13:45-46)

What do we seek? What do we need to do, to find this great treasure? Prayer is always essential in helping us find anything in life, but in the first reading, the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah describes the joy in finding God and at first relates it to words. Granted, the Bible as we know it wasn't around at the time. The simple fact that Jeremiah valued God's word and found great joy, emphasized the importance of God's word—which we can find today in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. "When I found your words, I devoured them; they became my joy and the happiness of my heart." (Jeremiah 15:16)

We the faithful are called to read God's word, because God speaks to us through the Bible—purely and simply because He desires to guide us to the finest treasure of all: the Heavenly Kingdom!

- Danielle

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor of the Church

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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