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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 30 A..D. 2009


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Genesis 19:15-29
Psalm 26:2-3, 9-10, 11-12
Matthew 8:23-27


A reflection on today's Scripture:





Why are you terrified, O you of little faith? (see Matthew 8:26)

It is difficult for us at times to totally trust in the Lord. In times of great trial, such as losing a job, or experiencing a death in the family, we find ourselves disoriented. We are afraid of change, the future, and what it might bring. We grieve at our loss. Our hearts are greatly troubled, and yet many times we do not seek the Lord. And if we do, it is sometimes as a last resort.

The challenge before us is one of faith and trust. We must trust in God and know that He is with us. He knows our hearts and every detail of our lives. The trials that we experience in our lives serve to strengthen us, and gain for us graces and merit.

Through our perseverance, we continually grow in grace, love, and merit. In faith, we continue to work toward the ultimate goal of eternal salvation. We can only imagine the great splendor of the kingdom of heaven. Through the tiny glimpses we receive in special moments of our lives, we have so much to hope for.

~ Steve Shawl |



Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The First Holy Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church





Lives of the saints:









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