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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 11.D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 18:18-20
Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
Matthew 20:17-28

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's readings we begin to hear about the treachery that those chosen by God endure: first Jeremiah, then Jesus.

As frightening as it is to see how murderers plot against the innocent, it benefits us to recognize that a war is being waged. The war, as we know, is against God, His Church, and all those who aspire to doing good in His Name.

Like Jeremiah in the First Reading and Jesus in the Gospel, we start to see what is afoot, and how fear can take hold of us. Instead, Jeremiah and Jesus both held fast to the promises of the Almighty. Were they fearful? I think they were, but not without hope.

It is hope, therefore, in God's unfailing promise of eternal life that helps us cope with our own human weaknesses, our understandable and sometimes many human fears. When the fears of this life seem to overpower us, let us remember that we have recourse to the Almighty and can confidently say like the psalmist:

You will free me from the snare they set for me,
for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O Lord, O faithful God.
(Psalm 31:5-6)

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday of the Second Week in Lent

Lives of the saints:

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