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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 14 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Samuel 4:1-11
Psalm 44:10-11, 14-15, 24-25
Mark 1:40-45

A reflection on today's Scripture:

We know that in general, if we do things the same way we get the same results.

We are still early in the year when we might be reflecting on how our spiritual life measured up in 2009. Were we satisfied with ourselves in that we were growing spiritually? Where do we want our spiritual life to go, and what are we doing about it?

In the gospel reading for today we hear that Christ reached out with pity to heal the leper. (Mark 1:41). What area of our life needs healing?

Surely, none of us is perfect. There are always ways in which we can improve. We know that even the apostles who were with Christ throughout His ministry continued to grow spiritually.

We do not do this change with our own agenda, but rather with a plan, a framework determined after frequent prayer, otherwise we might just be merely satisfying our own ego. The key is to be open to the Holy Spirit. Next year at this time we can still reflect about our growth spiritually as God is infinite. His love for us is everlasting!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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