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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 12 A..D. 2009


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



2 Corinthians 4:7-15
Psalm 116:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
Matthew 5:27-32


A reflection on today's Scripture:





Things don't always go quite the way we planned.

In fact, that happens a lot to most of us. We encounter illnesses, debt, loss of jobs, friends, natural disasters, death . . . and the list goes on. It is interesting that we're often surprised when these things happen, as though we do not realize that "we are carrying a treasure in an earthen vessel" as described in our first reading. (2 Corinthians 4:7)

St. Paul reminds us that we are human and weak in order that the power of God can be manifested through us. Humans can accomplish great things with the intervention of God. By ourselves, we can do absolutely nothing! We can save a lot of time and energy by realizing our strengths, but also our limitations and turning to God to guide and assist us. We need not wait for the big problems to do this. It can become a habit, and heighten the awareness of our abilities and our weaknesses, but more important, it can strengthen our relationship with God. We face the day and the night with God as our constant companion.

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time





Lives of the saints:









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