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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 29, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Revelation 22:1-7
Psalm 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab
Luke 21:34-36

A reflection on today's Scripture:

We are quickly approaching the end of the year and we anticipate another good year ahead.

We will review the year as it finishes and perhaps make resolutions for next year?

Nothing in this life can compare to the environment we hope to experience in the next life, as described in the First Reading for today. We will hear about seeing the face of God, the tree of life, the river of life-giving water, and a life free of any curses upon us. (see Revelation 22:1-3)

God's servants will worship Him. They will look upon His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. On either side of the river grows the tree of life that produces fruit.

We are reminded in this final weekend of the Roman Catholic Liturgical Year, that each of us will stand before God and that it will happen suddenly. We need to be prepared at all times.

The general instructions given in order to be prepared are to pray always. We know that we cannot literally spend all of our time kneeling in prayer, but we can do all that we do, for the honor and glory of God. We can also follow the two great commandments, love of God and love of neighbor.

The struggle is great, but the rewards are awesome!

Happy New Year!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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