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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 16 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Romans 4:1-8
Psalm 32:1b-2, 5, 11
Luke 12:1-7

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Parents often know how to teach us lessons we will never forget.

When I was a child we lived near a hill which seemed huge to us. It was our playground for three seasons of the year. One day my mother was trying to impress upon us the the impact of even a "small" lie. She said telling a lie would be like going up on the hill and cutting open a feather pillow on a windy day. No matter how much we tried we could never gather up all the feathers (lies).

In the gospel of today, Christ tries to impress upon His followers the significance of all their actions. He stated that "There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed." (Luke 12:2) The statement is an obvious one to us as we realize that God knows everything. As the same reading states " even the hairs on our head are numbered." (Luke 12:7) The gospel is a good reminder. Our gift of free will also holds us accountable for our actions. Let us use that gift for the glory of God!

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Hedwig, religious

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin

Lives of the saints:

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


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