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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 10 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Genesis 46:1-7, 28-30
Psalm 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Matthew 10:16-23

A reflection on today's Scripture:

One of our roles as Christians is to be a teacher, a person who spreads the "Good News" about Christ.

We are guided for this role by the gospel of today. Jesus gave advice to the apostles as He sent them forth on their mission. He said be "shrewd as serpents and simple as doves." (see Matthew 10:16)

What does Jesus mean by "shrewd"? Webster's dictionary describes "shrewd" as "being acute in perception and judgment."

We know that in order to do this, one needs to be informed. Parents and those who are in touch with educational methods know that we determine grade level in a subject through testing.

We might have some idea of our "grade level" in theology by the amount of our reading, reflection and study of the life of Christ, the history of the Church, our catechism and the lives of the saints.

It is something to think about.

How shrewd could we be in a significant discussion in defense of our faith?

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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