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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 2 A..D. 2010


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



1 John 2:22-28
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
John 1:19-28


A reflection on today's Scripture:





Who, are you? (John 1:19)

John knew who he was in the scheme of things. He understood where he came from and what his mission was. How many of us can say the same?

Do we really know who we are? Do we behave as though we know? If someone came up to us and asked, would we be able to respond appropriately? I would venture to guess that for most of us the answer is "No." Or, at least, so our behavior would indicate.

Do we really understand that we are children of God? Do we understand that every person we see about us is a child of God? Is it possible for us to embrace the neighbor who plays his music too loud as a brother? Can we love the person who cut us off in traffic as a sister?

Who are you? You are a beloved child of God. God loves each of us with an intensity we cannot imagine. He loves each of us as if we were His only, His precious son or daughter. We each have God's full attention for every moment of our lives.

Do we act in a way that shows this? Is anyone ever likely to ask if we are the prophet? Elijah? The promised one of God? If we lived acting in full knowledge of who we are, there could be no doubt as to the answer to all of these questions. Open your heart to become who you are in God -- a precious, well-loved child. A child loved with the fierce, devoted love of a parent who has only one. That is who you are -- son or daughter of the King.

~ JuandelaCruz
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors of the Church



Lives of the saints:









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