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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 14 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Numbers 21:4b-9
Psalm 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
Philippians 2:6-11
John 3:13-17

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Our feastday today celebrates the pilgrimage of St. Helena to the Holy Land and her discovery there of the Holy Cross and many other holy sites.

As such, our first reading is a vivid precursor to, and reminder of, the power of the cross of Christ. When the serpent was lifted up high in the desert and those who had been bitten by the snake saw it, they lived.

We are the people bitten by the snake, who is Satan, and Jesus is the One we look to for healing. We look to Him so that our lives are made whole in eternity and so that we will not die, but shall have eternal life.

And if there is one thing to take away from this day and these readings it is this eternal reminder of God's love outpoured. [cited below in the gorgeous language of the King James translation--to shine a different light on the same thought]

"For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life."

~ JuandelaCruz
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Lives of the saints:

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