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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 1 A..D. 2009


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Luke 10:21-24


A reflection on today's Scripture:





Being judgmental, though it is not a necessarily a sin, often shows us how very far we are from habitually being as God would have us be.

In today's First Reading we see that "not by appearance shall He judge, nor by hearsay shall He decide" and we recognize how often we have been petty and unreasonable about the faults of others while blind to our own, with what ease we dismiss our own shortcomings and with what laser precision we zero in on those of others.

It is a disturbing reality, but not without hope, for if we recognize our failure in this area we are not far from the ultimate remedy, the Mercy of God.

It is God's Mercy that helps us see our shortcomings, to recognize how obnoxious we can be and how in His Merciful Love God doesn't expose us to others, but allows us many opportunities to put our best foot forward.

Let us thank God for this, for not heaping on us, and in gratitude let us do as much for one another. Let us be true imitators of Christ.

~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
| email: drn3rd@hughes.net



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent





Lives of the saints:









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