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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 2 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Tobit 2:9-14
Psalm 112:1-2, 7-8, 9
Mark 12:13-17

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.

Jesus amazed the Pharisees with His response. They had planned to trap Him with their questions, but instead were surprised by His answer!

Unless we decide to become hermits, it is impossible to escape the world, and all that is in it. Each day, we are bombarded and overwhelmed with advertising and materialism. The world would like us to believe that happiness, friendship, and love can be bought, that some product is the key to solving all our problems. It is a regrettable and twisted reality of our modern day world. It is especially worrisome to see our children and young people "buy into" this craziness.

We must set an example, and do our best to teach others the emptiness of this "way of life." We must strive to separate ourselves from all that keeps us from God. We must remember that above all else God should be in our lives, and that true happiness and love can only come from God. To all who can fully embrace this truth, the lure and seduction of materialism lose their power and grip, and once again God's grace, peace, and love will shine in our lives.

- Steve Shawl |

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Marcellinus and St. Peter, martyrs

Lives of the saints:

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


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