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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 10.D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23
Matthew 23:1-12

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's gospel, Jesus talks about observing the teachings of the Pharisees but not following their example; "For they preach but they do not practice."

This sentiment reminds us of the need to "live out" our faith and belief in our everyday lives. It is not enough to say we "love" our spouse or our neighbour. Love is as love does. Only through action can our love be made true and real. All of us are full of good intentions, desiring to do good in the world, but how many of us follow up our intentions with consistent positive action. Love is a conscious decision (sometimes regardless of feeling) to extend ourselves to another person or persons for our own and their own spiritual growth.

During this time of Lent, let us focus on bringing the reality of our love for ourselves and others into being. This is a dual process. If we need rest, let us take rest; if someone requires our support, let us take action on that need, keeping that fine balance of nurturing ourselves while at the same time nurturing others. In this way our love can be given freely.

- Clia Doyle
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Lives of the saints:

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