Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 18 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9
Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20
A reflection on today's Scripture:
When reading accounts from the Old Testament I often find myself tremendously sad to think what wonderful privileges the Chosen People enjoyed and how they squandered them. Imagine the signs and wonders they saw. I wonder, “How could they have forgotten?”
No sooner do I think these things, when my conscience reminds me of the many times I have acted like God has never done wonderful things for me. Like the Israelites, I have forgotten.
In failing to remember, I fail to be grateful. If God was not who He is, I would rightly never, ever, receive anything good from Him again. But, praise be to Him, He is not like me and His mercy is forever.
Let us pray for the grace to be more mindful of all the loving consideration we have received from God. Then, may we live lives overflowing with gratitude and firm resolve never to forget again.
Take care and be earnestly on your guard
not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen,
nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live. (see Deuteronomy 4:9)
Praise the Lord Jerusalem. (Psalm 147:12a)
Praise the Lord, (say your own name)!
~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent
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