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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 15, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

3 John 5-8
Psalm 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Luke 18:1-8

A reflection on today's Scripture:

There is an old expression, "a cradle Catholic," referring to a person having been baptized as an infant and raised by their family as a Catholic. This is probably the case for most Catholics, even though there are many who were baptized later on in life. Those who were infants were baptized into the faith, becoming members of the worldwide community of Christians. The seed of faith was planted!

Once we come into maturity, we are responsible for nourishing our faith as part of our role as stewards. There is another expression called "the armor of faith." We need the strength and a shield for our faith as protection in this secular world of ours, but we also nourish our faith and pass it on to others. Those of us with material possessions protect them from being damaged by various elements, but we're also pleased to have others enjoy them too. If this is true with our material possessions, would it not be even more true with the spiritual gifts we have received, especially the gift of faith?

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr

Lives of the saints:

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


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