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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 6 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 John 4:11-18
Psalm 72:1-2, 10, 12-13
Mark 6:45-52

A reflection on today's Scripture:

What a marvelous contrast we have in today's readings!

In the gospel we hear the story of the disciples and how they were terrified at seeing the Lord walk toward them on the water. After they had recognized Him and He joined them in the boat they were amazed, but yet their hearts were hardened.

Contrast the disciples in fear with the message from our first reading where John tells us that God is love and there is no fear in love. This is one of the same men who was terrified in the boat, whose heart was hardened and who is now telling us we have nothing to fear! What a difference from one scene to the next.

It took the disciples some time to really understand who Jesus was and what He was doing. The spirit took its time working and softening their hearts until they had achieved complete understanding. And once they had this understanding they began to spread the gospel to the far corners of the world.

I believe this is something that happens to all of us over the course of our lives in Christ. What we once feared we now understand and it is through His eternal love that fear is driven out and we live in peace.

~ Don Claunch, SFO
| email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Weekday

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