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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 3, A.D. 2008


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 25:6-10a
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Matthew 15:29-37





A reflection on today's Scripture:



In today's Gospel we have the familiar story of the multiplication of loaves and fishes. It is a mysterious miracle, different it seems from many others like seeing someone cured. Not just one person is the beneficiary of Jesus' wondrous power, but the multitude who were fed with seven loaves and a few fish, with basketfuls to spare.

How do you picture this happening? It defies even the most creative imagination!

Now I know that being able to picture how the miracle took place isn't what matters, but I can't help wondering.

I pray that is not a bad thing, but something that draws me to loving God all the more; He is so far beyond any understanding. I know however I must be more than just curious; even those complicit in His death were curious about Jesus.

Let me pray then for genuine love of God, not just because of the wonders He can work, but because He loves us and wants to share everything with us, perhaps the greatest miracle of all.

Picture that!

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



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Saint Francis Xavier, priest







Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/










Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

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