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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 24 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29
Luke 1:67-79

A reflection on today's Scripture:

There is so much to keep us from staying focused today. I imagine it is somewhat analogous to everything that could have upset Mary on that final day before the birth of Jesus.

Often I have thought how difficult it must have been for Mary to leave the security of the home in Nazareth, where, no doubt, she made meticulous preparations for the coming birth. It was the worst time to have to leave and somehow, we seem to understand, she knew it.

Even so, we have this image of a lovely young woman with her kind and concerned husband, surrendering in faith, to the will of God.

On this traditionally busy day, may we, if even for a moment, push aside every distraction and, like Mary, know that soon all God promised through the message of the Angel is about to be fulfilled.

Come, O Silent Night, Most Holy Night.

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

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Advent (Mass in the Morning)

Lives of the saints:

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