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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 9 A.D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 John 5:5-13
Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20
Luke 5:12-16

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today's readings speak about faith and trust.

We continue, in this first letter of St. John, the discussion about our willingness to take a stand for Christ. He states with some firmness that "everybody who believes in the Son of God has this testimony inside him, and anyone who will not believe in God is making God out to be a liar." (1 John 5:10)

Our godparents took that stand for Christ for most us when we were baptized as infants. We officially joined the Christian community at that point. As we progress into adulthood, we continue our part to develop and nourish our faith. As we grow in our relationship with Christ, our trust of Him increases. It is a natural transition.

The gospel reading from St. Luke gives us an example of that trust, in the healing of the leper. The person with leprosy said to Christ, "Sir, if you want, you can cure me." (Luke 5:12) As we begin a new calendar year, it might be a good time for us to reflect on our degree of faith, and within that gift, our trust in God.

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas Weekday

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