Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 17 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Genesis 49:2, 8-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Today we have the Gospel of Matthew with the genealogy of Jesus and its long list of unpronounceable names.
I always try to listen attentively when the names are spoken aloud and find myself reacting when I hear those that are familiar. It's like I'm saying internally, "I know who that is!"
Then my mind quickly puts together what I know and how it relates to that wonderful phrase, "Of her was born Jesus, who is called the Christ." (Matthew 1:16)
In all instances, I am left with the impression that faithfulness and sacrifice are integral elements which give rise to the One who wins for us eternal salvation.
For me, it is an important lesson. If Jesus is to be "born" in me and if I am to bring Him to others, I, like those ancient people, must be faithful and willing to sacrifice.
As the days draw nearer to the Feast of Christ's Birth, I pray we all might be willing to do whatever is necessary so that the Word Who Became Flesh, may again and for all time, be born in us.
O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.
(This first "O Antiphon" is sung at Evening Prayer, December 17. See full text and more)
~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
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