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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

October 30 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Romans 9:1-5
Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20
Luke 14:1-6

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Love comes first!

Who can debate one's motives when one performs an act of brotherly love? In the gospel of today (Luke 14:3-4) we see that Christ realizes that His actions might be held in question by the Pharisees because He chose to heal a man on the Sabbath day. Christ was teaching the Pharisees -- and us -- that the opportunity to perform an act of Christian charity is more significant than the law.

There is an American expression that "hindsight gives one 20:20 vision." Most of us can think of times when we wished we had stepped forward to help in some situation. Later we realize that what restrained us from acting really wasn't that important after all. Today might be a good time for us to recall some of those reasons that kept, or keep, us from performing acts of charity.

We can always change -- for the good.

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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