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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 29, A.D. 2008


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



1 John 2:3-11
Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6
Luke 2:22-35





A reflection on today's Scripture:



Now let your servant go in peace. . . . (Luke 2:29)

Have you ever heard anyone say, "Now I can die happy"? Perhaps not in real life, but in movies and shows it happens all the time, or so it seems.

But here in today's gospel we meet someone who can truly die happy. Why? Because he has lived long enough to see the salvation of his people. Simeon has been able to look upon the face of light, life, and truth. And in looking, he knew instantly what he saw.

And so, with Simeon, we all can die happy because we know the Lord and know His Salvation. And more important, we can live happy, not concerned about ourselves, but rather putting ourselves to the Lord's work, because we know the Lord of Salvation, and we have seen His face.

Given any task, given any assignment, given anything at all to do, we can say with Simeon, "Lord, now let your servant go in peace . . ." and we may get to fulfill His glorious will because we are privileged to be His children.

- JuandelaCruz |
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Monday, December 29, 2008

The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas

St. Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr







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










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