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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 15 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12
Psalm 103:1b-2, 3-4, 6-7
Matthew 11:25-27

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's Gospel we hear Jesus say, "Although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike."

When I think of what it is to be childlike, I not only think of playing and having fun, but also of having fears, like those of "searchlights" and "dirigibles."

Perhaps it was because it was in the late 1940s when I was a child and heard talk of war and enemy planes. And in the case of dirigibles, because I saw or heard stories about the Hindenburg exploding.

Thankfully, I also remember that my father was able to make me feel safe, even when I saw searchlights in the night sky or a silent, dark dirigible.

For me, then, to be childlike means I need someone who will understand things I don't, who isn't afraid and who can comfort and protect me. I will need a Father.

Go ahead, be childlike.

Jesus has said: God is our Father!

~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
| email: drn3rd@hughes.net

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin

Lives of the saints:

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