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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 7 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Colossians 1:242:3

Psalm 62:6-7, 9

Luke 6:6-11

A reflection on today's Scripture:

So that they might discover a reason to accuse Him. . . . (Luke 6:7)

Our world, because it is an immature world, needs to go its own way in a kind of teenage rebellion. We need to prove our own worth no matter the cost to ourselves or others. And so each day, you can read one person or another telling us there is no God and giving any number of reasons: If there is a God, why did the holocaust occur? Why do children die? Why do bad people get away with evil? Why do the wicked prosper?

There are always those who are willing to accuse God, to hold Him responsible for the crimes of humanity or for their own faults.

But that will not stop Jesus from loving and from healing. That will not stop Him from keeping the sabbath by showing signs of constructive and powerful love. For "the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath." Jesus endures all accusations and still He stands awaiting our love.

Jesus went to the cross and died for all we accused Him of and all we continue to accuse Him of today -- and even there on the cross, no rancor, only love -- "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

So the accusations fall away and what remains, always what remains, is His love for us.

~ JuandelaCruz
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Monday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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