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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 7 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jonah 4:1-11
Psalm 86:3-4, 5-6, 9-10
Luke 11:1-4

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Sometimes when we read Holy Scripture we get a glimpse of how really ridiculous our behavior must appear in God's eyes. Take for instance today's First Reading and how Jonah is all bent out of shape over everything.

Isn't it so with us, that sometimes there isn't anything we can't find a reason to grumble or complain about. And, if we aren't complaining then usually there are enough others around us to make up for it.

God gives Jonah and indeed all of us a reality check and reminds us that there are more important things at stake than our own agenda. Namely, there's a world out there in need of salvation.

In a quasi-humorous or maybe even satirical manner, God sets Jonah straight by reminding him that He sees the bigger picture and Jonah is being petty.

It is an important lesson. Among other things, we must stop passing judgment on everyone else and do the good we can do without counting the cost or looking to see what everyone else may or may not be doing.

There's a world out there in need of salvation. May God give us the grace to do our part, to accept His grace and put it into action.

~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

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