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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 23 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Romans 7:18-25a
Psalm 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94
Luke 12:54-59

A reflection on today's Scripture:

It is hard to have clear insights, the right perspective, all of the time.

In the gospel, today, Christ tells the multitudes that their understanding seems so exact at times, such as when they interpret the signs of the weather changes, but that at times, like hypocrites, they "do not discern this time." (Luke 12:56) How do we keep ourselves on the straight and narrow path? How do we keep our spiritual insights appropriate as Catholic Christians?

There are times in life when we are unable and incapable of having insights about what lies ahead for us. St. Thomas Aquinas reminded us that "from all eternity God has destined a given degree of glory for each of us and we have been granted all the graces needed to attain that glory." (Garrigou-LaGrange, OP. Our Savior and His Love for Us, pg. 120)

Our role is to pray, keep informed, and then step into the darkness, the unknown, with FAITH. God will show us the way.

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

St. John of Capistrano, priest and religious

Lives of the saints:

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


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