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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 16 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Timothy 3:14-16
Psalm 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Luke 7:31-35

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Words have meaning and they help provide us with a way to grasp what is often beyond our ordinary ability to comprehend. That is why I am sometimes very moved by words that help us to comprehend God.

Today there is a word in the Psalm Response that describes the works of the Lord and says they are "great and exquisite."

Exquisiteness is not often used in our everyday speech. It isn't about just any old, run-of-the-mill, familiar, or common thing. Instead, it conjures up an image of something beyond the ordinary and leads us to enjoy the particular, precise, flawless characteristics of the object it describes.

How fitting then that a word like exquisite is used to describe God's greatness, for isn't He great and wonderful, Who made you to know the greatness of His exquisite power and the exquisiteness of His love?

"When I see the heavens, the works of Your hands, the moon and stars which You made, what is man that You should keep him in mind, mortal man that You should care for him?" (Psalm 8).

~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr

Lives of the saints:

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


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