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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 8, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Philippians 4:10-19
Psalm 112:1b-2, 5-6, 8a and 9
Luke 16:9-15

A reflection on today's Scripture:

It must be very painful for parents in the Third World countries to watch and live the dire poverty of their children.

Those of us in countries of more prosperity cannot relate to their pain. Instead, we are frequently seeking more material items that we really do not need. And yet it has often been reported by tourists and missionaries that there is a joy and peace in many of these poor families that we do not experience.

St. Paul reported that he too had learned that important lesson, that is, he learned to be content in whatever state he was experiencing. (see Philippians 4:11-12) One must have their priorities straight, that is, focused on God, to arrive at such peace. St. Luke's gospel states the same idea: "No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other or he will hold to the one and despise the other." (see Luke 16:13)

We wish you peace!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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