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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

September 18 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Timothy 6:2c-12
Psalm 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20
Luke 8:1-3

A reflection on today's Scripture:

IStaying close to Christ is a choice.

We hear in the gospel of St. Luke for today that several women chose to stay close to Christ. They served Him by sharing their resources and moving with Christ and His apostles as they moved from village to village spreading the Good News. We see from this, that the role of women in the Church is nothing new. Our Blessed Mother, Mary, gave all women the example on how to follow and to serve Christ.

Women and men today still have the choice of staying close to Christ. We have access to the sacraments and can participate in the celebration of the Mass in a meaningful way. We too can share our resources with others through the Church and can assist in a great variety of ways in spreading the Good News. Doing so is a choice, an ongoing choice from day to day.

We do not see Christ as the women did in the gospel, but He is as close to us as He was to them. The choice is up to us, but why would anyone choose otherwise?

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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