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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 4 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 John 3:22--4:6
Psalm 2:7bc-8, 10-12a
Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's First Reading we hear something very important: how to know the spirit of truth and differentiate it from the spirit of deceit.

So that we don't have to struggle, fret or worry whether we've got it right, the answer is given, simply.

The way we know a spirit of truth is by what it says. Does it acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary? Jesus, who was crucified, died, buried and raised up on the third day? Who ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father? If a spirit confesses this, it is The Spirit of Truth, The Holy Spirit. It is the same Spirit which innervates the Catholic Church, gives Her life, preserves Her, protects Her, guides Her.

Do you want to hear a Sprit of Truth, know a Spirit of Truth? If you do, listen to the Spirit speaking through the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church; the Spirit that speaks thorough the Sacred Word, through Sacred Tradition, through the Magesterium. That's where you will hear the Sprit of Truth, where you will come to know the Sprit of Truth, and nowhere else!

Monday, January 4, 2009

The Fourth Day in the Octave of Christmas

Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious

Lives of the saints:

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


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