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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 25, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ephesians 4:7-16
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5
Luke 13:1-9

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Scripture is so timely, as reflected in the readings for today! In St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians we have the wonderful reminder of the need for unity with our brothers and sisters throughout the world. We have diverse talents and backgrounds, but are of one Spirit.

Part of that reading includes the challenge that we need to grow up in Christ who is the head. It is a question worth asking ourselves from time to time, that is, "have I grown up in Christ" or as is said in that same reading, are we tossed about, carried by every wind of doctrine and human trickery? For instance, many of those are the so-called "doctrines" of secularism and materialism.

The gospel of Luke speaks of the necessity of repentance as a part of our lives. The practice of repentance strengthens us for the times we experience suffering in our lives. It is a way for us to evaluate how much we have "grown up in Christ," that is by our reaction to suffering. Repentance is not a popular concept for many, but it is written in scripture to help us.

Why not listen?

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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