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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 16
A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ephesians 1:1-10
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6
Luke 11:47-54

A reflection on today's Scripture:

After seeing recent changes in the translation of Sacred Scripture, it is sometimes a little difficult to adapt. It's almost like not knowing what the words are saying or if they are saying the same things you once thought they did!

One could be tempted to just ignore the new translation and read an older, more familiar version, but I am reminded that the Word of God is alive and is pertinent in every age. With that in mind I forced myself to read the First Reading as it is on the Bishops' webpage and to let it speak to my heart. After all, it is not the words of men, even if men translate them, it is the Word of God, and God's Spirit will not be constrained.

The words don't flow familiarly and though they seem awkward, maybe it's good for us to slow down and not be so casual, but to pay better attention to them.

Yes! There it is! The same thought I remember, but with different words. Indeed, the Holy Spirit will not be constrained!

"In all wisdom and insight, He has made known to us the mystery of His will." And, what is His will, but that all should be saved through the blood of His Divine Son? Say it any way you wish. That's it!

- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS |
email: drn3rd@hughes.net

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Hedwig, religious

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin

Lives of the saints:

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


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