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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 2 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Colossians 1:1-8
Psalm 52:10, 11
Luke 4:38-44

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today's Responsorial Psalm begins with the phrase that says,

"I, like a green olive tree
in the house of God,
trust in the mercy of God
forever and ever."

The image from pictures I have seen is that an olive tree is a tree that is very, very old, gnarled, yet hearty and fruitful.
(see olive tree below)

It is an image the Psalmist uses to describe one who persists in faith though not, perhaps, without trial. It is one who trusts God to accomplish in him, His almighty plan.

Sometimes, it is only in retrospect that we recognize how faithful God is, how He has guarded and protected us and given to us the opportunity to be fruitful.

Let us use the image of the olive tree to remind us of how God's mercy and grace allow us to endure, to produce and proclaim His goodness.

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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