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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 2, A.D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 John 2:22-28
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
John 1:19-28

A reflection on today's Scripture:

After me is to come a man who ranks ahead of me. . . .

John speaks of Jesus. He uses words that speak in some way of what Jesus is meant to be for us all. John says that after him, following him as does a servant, is a person who should be no person's servant.

But Jesus assumed the humble role of servant of mankind, and He did not ask for anything else. His joy was in service.

And it still is today. As we serve, we experience the joy of the Lord. We become more like Jesus as we are able to put ourselves aside, and casting pride by the wayside for a moment, we serve one another.

Make a resolution, a promise to yourself, that at least once a week, you will serve someone. Perhaps a cup of coffee, perhaps a conversation break, perhaps a lunch, perhaps at a soup kitchen. But promise yourself the divine opportunity to put yourself aside for that moment and be present to Jesus in the rest of humanity.

We are made holy by the Most Holy Savior of the World. Alleluia!

- JuandelaCruz, TOC |
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Friday, January 2, 2008

Friday Before Epiphany

St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors of the Church

Lives of the saints:

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


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